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Young Thurgood

Author : Larry S. Gibson
ISBN : 9781616145729
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century. He transformed the nation's legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship. He won twenty-nine of thirty-three cases before the United States Supreme Court, was a federal appeals court judge, served as the US solicitor general, and, for twenty-four years, sat on the Supreme Court. Marshall is best known for achievements after he relocated to New York in 1936 to work for the NAACP. But Marshall's personality, attitudes, priorities, and work habits had crystallized during earlier years in Maryland. This work is the first close examination of the formative period in Marshall's life. As the authorn shows, Thurgood Marshall was a fascinating man of contrasts. He fought for racial justice without becoming a racist. Simultaneously idealistic and pragmatic, Marshall was a passionate advocate, yet he maintained friendly relationships with his opponents. Young Thurgood reveals how Marshall's distinctive traits were molded by events, people, and circumstances early in his life. Professor Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall's family, youth, and education. He describes Marshall's key mentors, the special impact of his high school and college competitive debating, his struggles to establish a law practice during the Great Depression, and his first civil rights cases. The author sheds new light on the NAACP and its first lawsuits in the campaign that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. He also corrects some of the often-repeated stories about Marshall that are inaccurate. The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall’s immediate family, Young Thurgood is an exhaustively researched and engagingly written work that everyone interested in law, civil rights, American history, and biography will want to read. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Young Thurgood Marshall

Author : Eric Carpenter
ISBN : 0816737711
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the life of the first black man to be appointed an associate justice of the highest court in the country.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thurgood Marshall

Author : Joseph Nazel
ISBN : 0870675842
Genre : African American judges
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A biography of the first black appointed to the Supreme Court.
Category: African American judges

Thurgood Marshall

Author : Montrew Dunham
ISBN : 9781439113349
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The childhood of civil rights hero and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall comes to life in this engaging biography. Whenever Thurgood Marshall got into trouble at school, the principal would make him sit in the basement and read the US Constitution. By the time he was twelve, he had most of it memorized, and his interest in law had begun to take seed. In 1967 he was appointed to the US Supreme Court—the first African American to serve in that position.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thurgood Marshall

Author : Luke Colins
ISBN : 9781476539560
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Simple text and photographs present the life of Thurgood Marshall"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thurgood Marshall

Author : Juan Williams
ISBN : 9780307786128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper. From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thurgood Marshall

Author : Carl Rollyson and Lisa Paddock
ISBN : 9781491750186
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thurgood Marshall was one of the original forces behind the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the NAACP), one of the organizations that helped to advance the rights of African Americans in the 20th century. His pursuit of civil rights reached a high point when, as a lawyer, he helped the NAACP win Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court case that ended racial segregation in education in American public schools. Afterward, Thurgood was appointed as a judge in the United States Court of Appeals, then as the first black United States solicitor general and, finally, the first black justice of the United States Supreme Court. Perseverance is a quality that Thurgood had in abundance. The grandson of a freed slave and the son of a waiter and a schoolteacher, he managed to obtain an excellent education despite the racial segregation of the American school system. Early in his career as a champion of civil rights, he found it hard to make a living, and he endured not only legal setbacks but also threats on his life. Eventually, Thurgood achieved high office, but even as a Supreme Court justice he continued to fight for the rights of those whom society continued to regard as inferior: blacks, women, and poor people.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Representing The Race

Author : Kenneth W. Mack
ISBN : 9780674065307
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles African American lawyers during the era of segregation and the civil rights movement, with an emphasis on the conflicts they felt between their identities as African Americans and their professional identities as lawyers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Root And Branch

Author : Rawn James, Jr.
ISBN : 1608191680
Genre : History
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Although widely viewed as the beginning of the legal struggle to end segregation, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Brown v. Board of Education was in fact the culmination of decades of legal challenges led by a band of lawyers intent on dismantling segregation one statute at a time. Root and Branch is the compelling story of the fiercely committed laywers that constructed the legal foundation for what we now call the civil rights movement. Charles Hamilton Houston laid the groundwork, reinventing the law school at Howard University (where he taught a young, brash Thurgood Marshall) and becoming special counsel to the NAACP. Later Houston and Marshall traveled through the hostile South, looking for cases with which to dismantle America's long-systematized racism, often at great personal risk. The abstemious, buttoned-down Houston and the folksy, easygoing Marshall made an unlikely pair-but their accomplishments in bringing down Jim Crow made an unforgettable impact on U.S. legal history.
Category: History

Mahalia Jackson

Author : Montrew Dunham
ISBN : 1882859383
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A biography of the gospel singer who in her desire to sing only for God rose to world fame.
Category: Juvenile Fiction