Why Is Thurgood Marshall Important To The Civil Rights Movement

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The work of Thurgood Marshall is considered some of the greatest and most important in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was able to break down many racial barriers using the law and the Constitution to fight for the rights of all people. As a young African American growing up in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 1900’s, Thurgood Marshall experienced racial discrimination. These experiences he was faced with helped ignite his passion for civil rights. However, it was not until he joined the debate club at his college, Lincoln University, that he realized his desire to become a lawyer. Even though he was first rejected from the University of Maryland Law School because of the color of his skin, he persisted and went to Howard University

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