Thurgood Marshall: Champion for Civil Rights

Thurgood Marshall: Champion for Civil Rights

by Wil Mara
     
 
Growing up in Maryland, Thurgood Marshall learned early on about the many injustices that African Americans faced because of segregation. After he graduated from Lincoln University, he attended Howard University law school. As an attorney, Marshall strove to improve the civil rights of African Americans, working on important cases such as Brown v. Board of Education.

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Growing up in Maryland, Thurgood Marshall learned early on about the many injustices that African Americans faced because of segregation. After he graduated from Lincoln University, he attended Howard University law school. As an attorney, Marshall strove to improve the civil rights of African Americans, working on important cases such as Brown v. Board of Education. He later became the first African American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

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Children's Literature
Thurgood Marshall devoted his life to breaking down ideas that prevented African Americans from living the American dream. During his time as a Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall was considered a liberal judge. He played a key role in desegregation in education. This nonfiction book, part of the "Great Life Stories" series, will enlighten young readers about Thurgood Marshall's continuing life struggle for equal rights. Readers will learn about Thurgood Marshall's early years, law school days, early court cases, and his time spent on the Supreme Court. The book includes fascinating pictures with detailed captions that include significant historical information about Martin Luther King, The Harlem Renaissance, and Jackie Robinson. There is also a reference section that includes other titles about Thurgood Marshall and websites to visit. The book is a perfect supplemental text for a fifth through eighth grade social studies curriculum. 2004, Franklin Watts/Scholastic, Ages 8 to 12.
—Mindy Hardwick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531120583
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Great Life Stories Series
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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