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Thurgood Marshall
     

Thurgood Marshall

by Nancy Whitelaw
 

Thurgood Marshall realized from an early age that he would devote his life to ending racial injustice. After earning an undergraduate degree from Lincoln University, and a law degree from the Howard University Law School, Marshall began working as an attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Marshall achieved remarkable success,

Overview

Thurgood Marshall realized from an early age that he would devote his life to ending racial injustice. After earning an undergraduate degree from Lincoln University, and a law degree from the Howard University Law School, Marshall began working as an attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Marshall achieved remarkable success, culminating in the historic Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in America's public schools. In the 1960s, Marshall entered government service when President Kennedy appointed him to the U S. Court of Appeals. Later in the decade President Johnson asked Marshall to serve as solicitor general and, in a fitting tribute to a man who had argued dozens of cases before the highest court in the land, selected Thurgood Marshall to be the first African American justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Sometimes salty, always aggressive, Marshall was impossible to ignore. Whether disagreeing with other civil rights leaders, General Douglas McArthur, or the increasingly conservative Supreme Court of his later years, Marshall never hesitated to speak his mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599351575
Publisher:
Morgan Reynolds Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Supreme Court Justices Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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