Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American History, 1st Edition

  • Spencer R. Crew
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  • ISBN-10: 1440861455
  • ISBN-13: 9781440861451
  • DDC: 347.73
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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As a lawyer, Thurgood Marshall played an incredible role in ending legal segregation in the US. For thirty years he traveled across the country for the NAACP, trying cases and encouraging African Americans to fight discrimination. His successes made him a highly respected lawyer and individual throughout the nation. Those accomplishments led to his appointment as the first African American Supreme Court justice, where he continued the fight to protect the rights of all citizens, not just the rich and powerful. This work follows the career of Thurgood Marshall from his youth in Baltimore, Maryland, to his days as a Supreme Court Justice. Thurgood Marshall's inspiring story illustrates the racism faced by African Americans in the 20th century long after the end of slavery. It also shows how hard it was to make progress in blunting its impact on their lives. Marshall's life shows the importance of perseverance and an unwavering belief in the American constitution and its principles.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Black History Lives.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Early Influences.
2: Thurgood Marshall Becomes a Social Engineer.
3: At the NAACP.
4: The Truman Years.
5: The Bridge to Brown.
6: The Cases That Ended Legislative School Segregation.
7: A Time of Turmoil.
8: Transition to Federal Life.
9: Solicitor General.
10: New to the Court.
11: The Loyal Opposition.
12: Why Thurgood Marshall Matters.
13: Primary Documents.
14: University of Maryland v. Donald G. Murray.
15: Thurgood Marshall’s 1953 Oral Argument before the Supreme Court on Behalf of Brown v. Board of Education.
16: United States v. Kras (1973).
17: Reflections on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.
About the Author.