Thurgood Marshall

Civil Rights Activist & Supreme Court Justice (1908–1993)

Experience During Childhood

Marshall's father went to the local courthouse and listened to the trials at night. Five out of seven nights of the week, Thurgood would have violent arguments with his family. Also, he memorized the U.S. Constitution and was on the debate team in high school. These experiences lead him to become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

Rejection Proved to be Success

Marshall attended Howard University after the University of Maryland Law School rejected him because of his race. The dean was a Civil Rights activist at Howard, and Thurgood followed in his footsteps. As a lawyer, he won the Brown vs. Board of Education case and ended segregation in public schools. Thurgood Marshall fought for Civil Rights through winning court cases about issues with races.

Relations for a Better Future

Marshall was directly related with the laws of the America because he was a lawyer, and then he was appointed to be a Supreme Court Justice. His decisions affected the lives of many people, and that's why he is one of the most important figures within the American Civil Rights movement. Because of Thurgood Marshall, we can live equally among different races.

Works Cited

Everidge, Lucas. "The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court." Mesquite Management Corp., 2009. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

"Thurgood Marshall." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.