Thurgood Marshall Speech Outline

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Introduction I. Attention Getter: There were many differences within the civil rights movement time period. I’m sure the first thing that comes to your mind is the Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. However, Thurgood Marshall was a very important man during these years. Marshall entered as the first Black American into the Supreme Court of the United States of America. II. Listener Relevance: Thurgood Marshall’s fight for Black Americans education along with legal segregation that changed the lives of many people. III. Speaker Credibility: I can personally say that I am very grateful for the changes to legal segregation that Thurgood Marshall fought for. If the education system were still as it was before, I would not…show more content…
Thurgood Marshall fought against segregation proving that it was against the law to make black and whites attend different public schools. “Marshall delt with criminal cases in which blacks were routinely sent to their deaths with barely a trial, and he was once nearly lynched while defending a client.” (Juan Williams, 1998, Thurgood Marshall American Revolution ) Marshall worked hard to allow equal rights. He worked on behalf of Black Americans for the new protection laws that that were created for women, children, prisoners, and even the homeless. Transition: The second part of Thurgood Marshall’s life. Second Main Point: Supreme Court I. Before Thurgood Marshall was nominated into the Supreme Court in 1967, Thurgood Marshall won 14 of the 19 cases he had argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of the United States government. II. “Thurgood Marshall: The Brain of the Civil Rights Movement”, Time Magazine, June 1999. Thurgood Marshall is one of the most well known figures in the history of the civil rights in America and the first Black Supreme Court Justices. He served for 24 years. III. In total Thurgood Marshall won 29 Supreme Court victories. Marshall won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American. Marshall was known for supporting the voiceless Americans. He had a sensibility to injustice by the way of the crucible of racial discrimination in the United States.
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