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  • Thurgood Marshall Essay

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    Thurgood Marshall was a great African American Civil Rights activist who changed a lot of lives in the United States. As a passionate lawyer and prominent Supreme Court justice he fought for Civil Rights and social justice in the courts and believed that racial integration is best for all schools. Very early in his professional life Marshall broke down racial barriers and overcame resistance despite the odds. He then became a role model of the disciplined leader, although he didn’t have the

  • Thurgood Marshall Essay

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    Thurgood Marshall "Thurgood Marshall was a rebel."(1) His method of activism differed from those of other civil rights leaders of the time. By addressing the courts and using his legal expertise, Marshall was able to have a more direct influence on society and the way government was treating blacks at the time. His use of the of the courts led to rulings that deemed the exclusion of blacks from primary elections, the use of racial profiling in terms of housing, the "separate but equal"

  • The Short Term Significance Of Thurgood Marshall

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    What was the short term significance of Thurgood Marshall in 1947-1967? Thurgood Marshall was significant as he was the first African-American to be appointed a position in the U.S Supreme Court, in 1967. His significance to civil rights is evident between 1947 and 1967, in one contemporary newspaper he was even referred to as “Mr Civil Rights”. In 1947-1961 Thurgood worked as the NAACP’s lawyer, where he argued his most famous cases – Brown v Topeka (1954) and Browder v Gayle (1956). Furthermore

  • Essay about Biography of Thurgood Marshall

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    was Thurgood Marshall Famous? Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, MD. He was born to his Mother Norma Marshall and Father William Marshall. In his lifetime he was a civil Right Activist, Lawyer, Circuit Court Judge & Solicitor General, and a Supreme Justice. He died at the age 84 on January 24, 1993. He was married twice in his lifetime first to Vivien "Buster" Burey till her death in 1955 then to Cecilia Suyat till his death. He had two sons by his second wife Thurgood Marshall

  • Thurgood Marshall Essay

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    Thurgood Marshall During the 20th century I have read many books, newspaper articles and seen news broadcasts on two of the most famous Afro American Pioneers: Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall. Martin Luther King fought all his life for equal rights for Afro Americans, but Thurgood Marshall help elevate the Afro American civil rights struggles through legal precedents and timely court decisions. Thomas G. Kraftenmaker a professor of Constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center

  • Essay On Thurgood Marshall

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    years of the mockery of equality that African Americans had, change was needed. Out of the thousands of voices who brought the winds of change, that were heard the most were: Martin Luther King Jr., for convincing people to join their cause; Thurgood Marshall, who used the law to get people to listen to their voices; and the Silent Majority, for without them, freedom would never truly ring from every mountainside. While King was the spokesperson, the Silent Majority were the people who really pushed

  • Thurgood Marshall Research Paper

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    Schooling Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2,1908 in Baltimore,Maryland. His parents were William and Norma Marshall and his brother was William A. Marshall. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a railroad porter. His parents pushed him and his brother to get their education. His father was fascinated with trials and took Thurgood to as many public trials as he could. “Marshall’s exposure to the law and the Constitution was unusually early”(Thurgood Marshall) Thurgood went to the

  • Research Paper On Thurgood Marshall

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    Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall was an amazing attorney, judge, and Supreme Court Justice. He was crucial in getting Civil Rights legislation passed and making life equal for all races. Marshall did many great things but to appreciate those we need to understand his background. Thoroughgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. His mother, Norma, was a Kindergarten teacher and his father, William, was a club steward. In second grade Thoroughgood shortened his name to Thurgood

  • Thurgood Marshall: Segregation In The US

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    Thurgood Marshall is someone worth recognizing because of what he did for those with colored skin. He gave rights to African Americans making it illegal to have segregation in the U.S. He positively changed history for the U.S. He was the first African American to serve U.S. Solicitorr, appointed by by Lyndon B. Johnson. Thrugood was like Martin Luther King J.r, but he wasn't acknowledged or know by some. However he was a big help in achivment of racial equality. Thurgood Marshall was born on July

  • Thurgood Mashall: A Major Influence on Law and Equality

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    Thurgood Marshall: A Major Influence on Law and Equality “In one section, at least of our common country, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people means a government by the mob” (Hitzeroth and Leon 13). This is an excerpt from a newspaper article written by reporter Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who was reviewing the conditions in which the African Americans were being treated in the South during the early 1900s (Hitzeroth and Leon 12). Thurgood Marshall overcame discrimination by