Civil Rights (Thurgood Marshall)

Bree Bowman

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  • Thurgood Marshall was a legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or the NAACP.
  • Marshall helped get rid of the Jim Crow segregation.
  • Marshall argued the case of Brown V. The Board of Education, which disapproved racial segregation in public schools.
  • Marshall first started working with the NAACP in 1938
  • Marshall was the first African American to hold on position in the highest court, nominated by President L. Johnson.
Thurgood Marshall was one of the first African American US Supreme Court justice and very active civil rights supporter. Marshall was a console for the NAACP. Marshall was so active he traveled the United States all kinds of people or clients when a dispute involved questionable racial justice. His case ranged for your everyday common cases to the bigger ones. He earned the nickname as "Mr. Civil Rights".
He argued 32 cases, one of the most known cases was the Brown v. The Board of Education, which disapproved racial segregation in public schools. Thurgood Marshall was appointed by JFK to the US Court of Appeals. Also appointed by L. Johnson to the Supreme Courts.
Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X are connected because they were all 3 big voices in the Civil Rights Movement.