Thurgood Marshall Research Paper

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ABSTRACT Thurgood Marshall was born July 2, 1908; Marshall grew up in an affluent racially mixed neighborhood. Marshall attended Howard University law school after being denied by the University of Maryland. Marshall and Charles Houston as part of the NAACP fought for desegregation in schools. Marshall's Brown v. Board of Education case desegregated schools once and for all. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Marshall to the Supreme Court in 1967 until his retirement in June 1991. Marshall passed away January 21, 1993 from heart failure. Marshall was known as the century's civil rights icon. INTRODUCTION Thurgood Marshall Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was the first African American Supreme Court judge. He faced many challenges…show more content…
Brown v. Board of Education, the Brown case was a culmination of cases from Kansas, Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Dealing with secondary school segregation Marshall argued that segregation was unconstitutional and violated the 14th ammendments equal protecton clause. Marshall believed separate was no longer good enough and that segregation had a detrimental effect on the black children's self esteem. Marshall had minimal success with a victory in Delaware. The other states now consolidated under the Brown case name but victory would not be easy for Marshall.The case finally made it's way to the Supreme Court due to the Constitutional issues that segregation…show more content…
"The Legacy of Thurgood Marshall." The Journal of Negro Education 63 (1994): 278. Proquest. 16 June 2008. Delon recounts Thurgood's legacy from his days as a law student to his last days as a Supreme Court Justice. This was interesting and touched on Marshall's decisions outside of his fight for racial equality. Ogletree Jr., Charles. "Justice Thurgood Marshall's Legacy in American Law." The New Crisis 106 (1999): 18-20. Proquest. 16 June 2008. Ogletree discusses Marshall's effect on segregation and the impact of decisions as a Supreme Court Justice. This article helped me see Justice Marshall's contributions to all aspects of the law making process. Williams, Juan. "Thurgood Marshall: An American Revolutionary." Random House, 1998 Williams explores every aspect of Thurgood Marshall's life from his humble beginnings, to his Supreme Court victories. This book not only covers the historical aspect of Thurgood Marshall's life but also gave me some great information about his life outside of the court
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