Thurgood Marshall's Case Of Brown V. Board Of Education

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Register to read the introduction… Marshall himself soon began working for the NAACP in mid-193 and became a key prosecutor that challenged the legality of segregation, particularly in the South. His case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan directly challenged legal segregation in education on behalf of black students and their parents challenging. When these cases began, some southern states still had laws that dictated white and African American children remain separated when attending school. While they argued that segregation was entirely legal under the precedent set in court in an 1896 case, it was obvious that the education received by African American children was not, as the white defence lawyers claimed, equal. Marshall argued that such a policy denied African American children their full educational potential and led the Supreme Court ruling this segregation of schooling as unconstitutional. This is clearly significant when analysing his role in bringing about improved civil rights – his work in the courts led to change educationally for the African American students of the South. He served for four years in the Appeals Court and was then appointed as Solicitor General, by President Johnson who stated: “it was the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man and the right place.” This is evidence of the admiration Marshall had inspired among the executive of America, particularly during Jonson’s presidency. Overall Marshall was an essential figure in challenging the legality of segregation throughout America, and helped set precedent that African Americans could later rely on when further challenging racism in the courts thus bringing about improved civil rights for African …show more content…
It was that way for my daddy, it was that way for me and it looked as though it would be that way for my children. I was so mad that I just stood there trembling and tears rolled down my cheeks." Shortly thereafter, Evers quit his job to work for the NAACP full-time. He soon became a national icon in speaking out against segregation and inequality that was still present at the time and his reputation alone was useful in raising awareness on key issues that the NAACP campaigned on. It was this reputation that led to Evers eventual death as his controversial work ensured Evers incited anger among Americans that opposed the principles the NAACP worked on. "We lived with death as a constant companion 24 hours a day. Medgar knew what he was doing, and he knew what the risks were. He just decided that he had to do what he had to do. But I knew at some point that he would be taken from me." Evidence for Evers significance in improving the social standing of African Americans can be seen in his personal sacrifice. “We both knew he was going to die. Medgar did not want to be a martyr. But if he had to die to get us that far, he was willing to do it." Despite his protests to the contrary, Evers became a martyr after his assassination and support for his cause grew rapidly shortly thereafter. ‘People who lived through those days will tell you that something shifted in their hearts after Medgar Evers died, something that put them beyond fear…. At that point a new motto was born: After Medgar, no more fear.’ His Martyrdom further raised awareness for improved civil rights, and inspired others to take his place, therefore being a very significant figure for bringing about improved Civil Rights for African

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