Thurgood Marshall

  • Thurgood Marshall is courageous because he was one of the greatest fighters of civil rights in America. He crafted a distinctive jurisprudence marked by uncompromising liberalism. He dissented in every case in which the Supreme Court failed to overturn a death sentence. He is compassionate because he was a sensitive judge. He helped draft the constitutions of the emerging Africans.
  • Thurgood Marshall was the grandson of a slave. He established a record for supporting the voiceless American. He is also determined because he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard in 1933. He developed a profound sensitivity to injustice. He applied to the University of Maryland.
  • He earned an important place in American history on the basis of two accomplishments. He guided the litigation that destroyed the legal underpinnings of Jim Crow segregation. The great achievement of Marshall's career as civil rights lawyer was his victory in the landmark. He went to 4 educational schools. Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • He served on the court from 1967 until he retired in 1991. Earlier in his career, Marshall worked as a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people (NAACP) and helped win the 1954 landmark desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Throughout his life, Marshall used the law to promote civil rights and social justice.

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