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Thurgood Marshall : a life in American history

Author: Spencer R Crew
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
Series: Black history lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a lawyer, Thurgood Marshall played an incredible role in ending legal segregation in the United States. For thirty years he traveled across the country for the NAACP, trying cases and encouraging African Americans to fight against 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crew, Spencer R., 1949-
Thurgood Marshall
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2019
(DLC) 2019021763
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer R Crew
ISBN: 9781440861444 1440861447
OCLC Number: 1099539778
Description: xii, 266 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early influences --
Thurgood Marshall becomes a social engineer --
At the NAACP --
The Truman years --
The bridge to Brown --
The cases that ended legislative school segregation --
A time of turmoil --
Transition to federal life --
Solicitor general --
New to the court --
The loyal opposition --
Why Thurgood Marshall matters.
Series Title: Black history lives.
Responsibility: Spencer R. Crew.

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"As a lawyer, Thurgood Marshall played an incredible role in ending legal segregation in the United States. For thirty years he traveled across the country for the NAACP, trying cases and encouraging African Americans to fight against 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 book] 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 twentieth century long after the end of slavery. It also shows how hard it was to make progress in blunting its impact on their lives. In Marshall's life one sees the importance of perseverance and an unwavering belief in the American constitution and its principles."--

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