Thurgood Marshall

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Thurgood Marshall was a great African American Civil Rights activist who changed a lot of lives in the United States. As a passionate lawyer and prominent Supreme Court justice he fought for Civil Rights and social justice in the courts and believed that racial integration is best for all schools. Very early in his professional life Marshall broke down racial barriers and overcame resistance despite the odds. He then became a role model of the disciplined leader, although he didn’t have the religious qualities or charisma as Martin Luther King. However, in terms of achievements, most of us would agree that he should be ranked next to Martin Luther King Jr. Thurgood was particularly famous for winning the Brown vs. Board of …show more content…

Being the first African American to be on the Supreme Court - the most powerful court in the United States – he made many important, influential decisions on legal cases. The most important and well-known one was the case of Brown vs. Board of Education. This case’s victory ended all racial segregation in all public schools and so increased the number of African American high school and college graduates. That was not all; he also won many other cases that helped to stop segregation in housing, transportation, and voting. On the whole, Marshall influenced and affected many decisions made by the Supreme Court. (5, 61)

In conclusion, it is evident the work that Thurgood Marshall did can still be seen in today’s society. He has fought for equality everywhere and helped to end all segregation. His decisions and work affected the U.S. Judicial Branch significantly. He fought for individual rights and created new protections under the law for all prisoners, women, children, and for the homeless. Thurgood Marshall will be remembered as a hero and an American Revolutionary. Marshall held a long lasting career until his retirement from the highest court in the land. He established a record for supporting the voiceless Americans. His rejection of admission by the University of Maryland made him develop a profound sensitivity to injustice by way of the vessel of


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