Thurgood Marshall Influence On Education

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During the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was one of the most famous African American pioneers. He helped to elevate the African American civil rights struggles through legal precedents and timely court decisions. Marshall’s parents taught him the importance of education and strong values from a very young age. It was these lessons and his determination that helped make him a success. Although Thurgood Marshall is known for his involvement in the civil rights movement and for serving as the first African American justice on the United States Supreme Court, his drive for success stemmed from his own personal history and that of his family, which helped him become the historical figure we know him as today. Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland and from a very young age was faced with racial hostility but his father William Marshall, instilled in him an appreciation for the United States Constitution and the rule of law. His family enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class existence. Marshall’s parents placed great emphasis on education, encouraging Thurgood to think and learn. When he was 6 years old and just starting school, there was an increase in racial hostility in Baltimore. Though he was too young to truly appreciate the impact…show more content…
He helped to elevate the African American civil rights struggles through legal precedents and timely court decisions. Marshall’s parents taught him the importance of education and strong values from a very young age. It was these lessons and his determination that helped make him a success. Although Thurgood Marshall is known for his involvement in the civil rights movement and for serving as the first African American justice on the United States Supreme Court, his drive for success stemmed from his own personal history and that of his family, which helped him become the historical figure we know him as
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