Monday, December 29, 2008

Up Close: Thurgood Marshall

Up Close: Thurgood Marshall by Chris Crowe
Thurgood Marshall became the first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but it's his life leading up to that point--from school troublemaker to passionate lawyer--that makes him both accessibly real and a role model to Americans of every color. Check out this webpage at American Public Media for a good look at this man's life.NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall accompanies Autherine Lucy, a student, to support her attempt to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1956, two years after Marshall’s monumental victory before a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, striking down “separate but equal” accomodations in public schools.

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