Thurgood Marshall

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  • Thurgood Marshall Case

    Thurgood Marshall is in an elite group of lawyers, from 1940 until 1960, his time as lead counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) placed him at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. During his tenure, he argued 32 cases before the Supreme Court of America and won 29 of those cases. This prolific use of the law to fight discrimination gave him the moniker “Mr. Civil Rights”. His skill as a lawyer helped to overturn or change laws that discriminated in voting, transportation, housing, and schooling. He specifically challenged laws in the areas of racial inequality in voting practices, racially restricting covenants in housing, segregation in public transportation and public education. Smith v. Allwright (1944) Lonnie E. Smith, was a black voter in Texas who sued the county election official S.S. Allright for the right to vote in a…

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  • Thurgood Marshall Research Paper

    The Legend Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore , Maryland on July 2, 1908. When it comes to his parents, his mother who goes by the name of Norma was a kindergarten teacher. His father William Marshall was the grandson of a slave, and he worked as a steward in an exclusive club. An interesting fact about William Marshall was that he liked to listen to cases at their local courthouse and come back home and discuss the lawyer 's point of view with his sons. When thurgood was asked about why…

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  • Thurgood Marshall: A Hero For Our Country

    Thurgood Marshall; A Hero For Our Country When we think of a hero, we think of Superman, Batman, Spider Man, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Iron Man, and the list goes on and on. But those are superheroes. What about real life heroes. Like historical figure heroes. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman. But there are others, too. Thurgood Marshall is a hero. He promoted social equality in court cases, took charge in the fight…

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  • Thurgood Marshall: The Most Important Supreme Court Cases

    Thurgood Marshall is arguably one of the most important Supreme Court justices in the history of the United States. Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated from Lincoln University and from Howard University Law School. Thurgood began his legal career at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Working his way up to Chief Legal Officer, Thurgood ran the effort to end racial segregation for the next twenty years. One of Thurgood’s most famous cases…

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  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall grew up a minority, but valiantly gained a voice as he fought for the rights of not only himself, but other minorities as well who lacked a proper voice and equal rights enjoyed by white citizens of the United States. He was born into a century that would be monumental for African Americans and minorities alike. Although the century began with heavy segregation, discrimination, and violence against the African American community, its conclusion would produce an active voice for…

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  • Thurgood Marshall Observation

    Conor Conor Article observations 1.I observed that in 1991 Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court, decided to retire. 2. I observed that Thurgood Marshall while, and before he was in the Supreme Court Marshall was a leader who fought for Civil Rights. 3.I observed that Thurgood Marshall, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, by President Lyndon Johnson. 4.I observed that Marshall lead the NACCP's in the segregation case…

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  • Plessy V. Ferguson Court Case

    separate but equal after Plessy was denied his rights on riding a train. Even though this was a step closer to equality for all. In the long term, it was another way to stall and keep segregation in certain places around the united states. In the movie "Simple Justice" Thurgood Marshall, the main character goes through rigorous training to become a lawyer that could someday overturn Plessy v. Ferguson. He slowly approaches the judicial branch with simple cases of questioning the equality of…

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  • How Does Harriet Tubman Affect Society

    In society, an action of an individual or group often has a consequence that not only affects them, but others in society as well. Through action, society is able to progress and mend to the people’s ever changing beliefs and values. No one in history is remembered for what they did not do, but rather what they did do and how it affected society. For example, Harriet Tubman and the NAACP went down in history for their work in improving the lives of African-Americans and fighting to change the…

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  • Groveland Four Case Study

    "The NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall knew that, in the white supremacist Southern courts of the mid-20th Century, any black man accused of sexually violating a white woman was certain to be found guilty."(Cerf) As a result this is what happened in the case of the Groveland four. This statement can be supported, according to the multiple killings of black men in the South of North America. Many individuals (especially white people) claimed that any black man who violated a white woman, that black man…

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  • Freedom Of Speech Vs Hate Speech

    People have the right to be able to express themselves through hate speech. As the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall stated in the 1974 Supreme Court Case Procunier v. Martinez, “ The First Amendment serves not only the needs of the polity but also those of the human spirit- a spirit that demands self-expression.” (Smolla 615) Being the first African-American on the Supreme Court, Justice Thurgood Marshall knows himself, what it feels like for people to offend and…

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