Thurgood Marshall (Google eBook)
Thurgood Marshall changed American history by challenging it. In the first half of the twentieth century, African Americans were often treated as second-class citizens and subject to Jim Crow laws, which promoted both racism and segregation. This is the world that Marshall grew up in, and he became a lawyer to change it. As the head counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he helped take the famous Brown v. Board of Education all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And in an outcome surprising even to him, the court unanimously ruled to end segregation in schools. Thurgood Marshall had become a hero.
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Review: Up Close: Thurgood MarshallUser Review - Christy - Goodreads
And I'm not just giving this Five-Stars cuz my daddy wrote it! This is a short and easy-read biography on Thurgood Marshall--the first appointed African American man on the Supreme Court. Marshall is ... Read full review
Review: Up Close: Thurgood MarshallUser Review - Deborah - Goodreads
Very interesting and well written. This is a YA biography that reads a lot like a story. Chris Crowe (author) selected the events that would tell Marshall's life-story best. At the same time as we ... Read full review