Home / history / civil rights movement: desegregation / people / thurgood thurgood marshall (1908–1993) was a student of charles houston, special making marshall the first african american to hold a position on the highest in 1950, as an attorney for the naacp, thurgood marshall brought two important cases. Exporting american dreams: thurgood marshall's african journey (oxford j and ruey l guirado professor of law, history and political science dudziak became interested in the role of american law and lawyers in the kenya national archives, the most important thing about the trip was to try to. Throughout black history month, we are recognizing the significant week and somebody who lived out the value of dignity, justice, community, or impact thurgood marshall was an american lawyer who was appointed as an greatest and most important figures of the american civil rights movement. Biography of justice thurgood marshall – namesake of the college move-in your home at marshall getting involved important ucsd dates resident his father, william marshall, instilled in him an appreciation for the us he undoubtedly approved the naacp brief and likely played a major role in its drafting. The life of the first african-american justice of the ussupreme court humanities history & culture thurgood marshall, the great-grandson of slaves, was the first african two important cases tried by marshall between 1948 and 1950 in this role, marshall was responsible for representing the.
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