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  Thurgood Marshall - MSN Encarta
Marshall came to prominence as the civil rights lawyer who won the legal case making segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Marshall’s mother, Norma Arica Marshall, was one of the first fls to graduate from Columbia Teacher’s College in New York City.
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 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Thurgood Marshall
Marshall was at the head of these lawyers who told us to hold fast because they were going to get the law on our side.
Marshall's nomination was opposed most violently by four Southern senators on the Judiciary Committee, but nevertheless he was confirmed by a vote of 69 to 11.
Marshall served as a strong leader during the civil rights movement, as an architect of the legal strategy that ended racial segregation, and as the first African-American Justice of the Supreme Court.
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 USDOJ: OSG: Thurgood Marshall, Solicitor General
Thoroughgood ("Thurgood") Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 2, 1908, the younger of two sons of William and Norma Marshall.
Thurgood Marshall was a member of the Supreme Court until retiring in 1991, serving on the Court for 25 Terms.
Marshall married to Vivien (Buster) Burey in 1929.
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 Thurgood Marshall
Thoroughgood ("Thurgood") Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 2, 1908, the younger of two sons of William and Norma Marshall.
Marshall applied to the University of Maryland Law School, but was denied admission due to racial segregation in education in the state.
Thurgood Marshall was a member of the Court until retiring in 1991, serving on the Court for 25 Terms.
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 Thurgood Marshall
Marshall went on to achieve a landmark victory with the case of Brown v.
Thurgood Marshall died on January 24, 1993, at the age of 84.
Thurgood Marshall's parents were William and Norma AfThurgood Marshall was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
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 Profile of Justice Thurgood Marshall - U.S. Courts Educational Outreach
Thurgood Marshall was born Thoroughgood Marshall on June 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Marshall attended the all-fl Lincoln University (the oldest African-American institution of higher education in the country) and, after being rejected from the University of Maryland School of Law because of his race, went on to attend law school at Howard University and graduated first in his class.
It was at Howard University that Marshall met Charles Hamilton Houston, the vice-dean of the law school.
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Thurgood Marshall was one of the architects of Brown v.
Thurgood Marshall was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
Thurgood Marshall died of heart failure on January 24, 1993.
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 Thurgood Marshall Biography
orn in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was the grandson of a slave.
Thurgood sought admission and was accepted at the Howard University Law School that same year and came under the immediate influence of the dynamic new dean, Charles Hamilton Houston, who instilled in all of his students the desire to apply the tenets of the Constitution to all Americans.
Marshall was asked by the United Nations and the United Kingdom to help draft the constitutions of the emerging African nations of Ghana and what is now Tanzania.
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 Thurgood Marshall - EnchantedLearning.com
Thurgood Marshall was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
Thurgood Marshall's parents were William and Norma Africa Marshall; William was the chief steward at a private club and Norma was an elementary school teacher.
Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in June, 1967 (by President Johnson).
www.enchantedlearning.com /history/us/aframer/marshall   (402 words)

Thurgood Marshall returned to Baltimore to practice law.Many of his clients were of modest means and could not afford his services.
Marshall, along with his mentor CHARLES HAMILTON (who was the first Black lawyer to win a case before the Supreme Court), developed a long-term strategy for eradicating segregation in schools.
Board of Education of Topeka, Marshall convinced the Supreme Court that using race as the basis for assigning fl and white students to different schools was unconstitutional, violating the equal protection guarantee of the 14th amendment.
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 Thurgood Marshall - Sharon Heckstall
Thoroughgood (Thurgood) Marshall was born July 2, 1908, in Baltimore MD, the son of William and Norma Africa Marshall.
Thurgood Marshall shortened his name from Thoroughgood when he was seven years old because he claimed that he got tired of spelling all of that.
Marshall met with the Texas Governor James Allred and several hours after their meeting, a press conference was called and they were informed that prospective African-American jurors would no longer be harassed and would be allowed to serve in Texas courts.
novaonline.nvcc.edu /eli/evans/HIS135/Events/Marshall93/Marshall93.html   (1477 words)

 www.mrnussbaum.com - Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court
Marshall argued that the "other" schools did not offer law classes and were certainly not "equal" to the University of Maryland.
Marshall served on the Supreme Court for 24 years and became known as a crusader for civil rights, and the constitutional protection for all individuals.
Thurgood retired from the Supreme Court in 1991.
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 Thurgood Marshall Biography, Brown v. Board of Education, Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Thurgood Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and the son of a dining car waiter and a schoolteacher.
Marshall graduated first in his class from Howard in 1933, and he was drafted by Houston to help with the civil rights battles then being waged by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Marshall believed that the Constitution was inherently defective in its acceptance of slavery and gave much credit to those who "refused to acquiesce in outdated notions of 'liberty,' 'justice,' and 'equality,' and who worked to better them.
www.landmarkcases.org /brown/marshall.html   (349 words)

 Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Advocate
Marshall had one of the most recognizable names and faces of the civil rights movement in America.
In that case, four African-American men were part of a larger group arrested for the murder of an older white man. The four men were held without being able to have representation by a lawyer and were subjected to intense questioning that bordered on cruelty.
this time, Marshall, as chief counsel for the NAACP, was also asked to help write the constitutions for the countries of Ghana and Tanzania.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/ushistory/thurgoodmarshall1.htm   (358 words)

 Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
Thurgood Marshall, pillar of the civil rights revolution, architect of the legal strategy that ended the era of official segregation and the first fl Justice of the Supreme Court, died today.
Marshall, who was born and reared in Baltimore, was excluded from the all-white law school at the University of Maryland.
The Thurgood Marshall whom the public saw in his old age was a gruff, lumbering figure, his pace slowed by extra pounds and shortness of breath, his eyesight impaired by glaucoma.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /tmarsh.htm   (3774 words)

 The My Hero Project - Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall, son of William and Norma Marshall, was born on July 8, 1908, in Maryland.
Thurgood Marshall did the right thing for all of us, and he is like a father to all the African-Americans.
Marshall was the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court.
www.myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=t_marshall   (832 words)

 CNN - Review: 'Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary' - December 4, 1998
In "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary", author Juan Williams ("Eyes on the Prize") educates the reader about the achievements of a man who made "the dream of equality" a legal reality.
Marshall traveled to the south during those treacherous days to not only assist in implementing desegregation, but also to try court cases for minorities.
Even though Marshall was the first African-American appointed to the high court, his personal life was sometimes wrought with character issues that would not survive in today's media machine.
www.cnn.com /books/reviews/9812/04/thurgood.marshall/index.html   (546 words)

 Thurgood Marshall’s Libertarian Moment
Thurgood Marshall was a libertarian about as much as Plato was a family advocate.
Marshall’s young, activist staff, however, put forward the idea that a restaurant had to deal with anyone who walked in the door, regardless of race, under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Mark Tushnet, a Marshall law clerk and author of two studies on him, observes that "Marshall was not a strong traditionalist, though he felt traditionalism’s pull." The pull is seen in Marshall’s initial aversion to defending the student trespassers.
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 Digital History
Thurgood Marshall laid the legal foundation for the end of segregation in the South.
Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Md.--a city in which an African American could not become a licensed plumber until 1949 and where an interracial tennis match in 1948 resulted in 34 arrests.
Marshall attended a segregated high school in Baltimore and then went to Lincoln University, where the student body was all fl and the faculty all white.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /database/article_display.cfm?HHID=357   (658 words)

 ::Thurgood Marshall::
Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court — a major milestone in the cause of civil rights.
Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2nd, 1908.He was named Thoroughgood by his parents, after his great-grandfather, but he found the Christian name just too much of a mouthful and shortened it to Thurgood.
In 1965, Marshall was appointed Solicitor-General by Lyndon B Johnson.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /thurgood_marshall.htm   (612 words)

 Thurgood Marshall
In school, Thurgood was often loud and a disturbance, so his grade-school principal gave him the usual punishment.
Norma Marshall wanted her son to become a dentist, but when she saw the result of what her son did in court, she was glad he became a lawyer.
After Marshall finished high shcool in 1925, he was determined to go to college.
www.mccsc.edu /~jcmslib/mlk/marshall/biography.htm   (354 words)

Marshall was known as the greatest constitutional lawyer of this century when he served as chief attorney for the NAACP.
Marshall was nominated by President John F. Kennedy for appointment to the Second Supreme Court of Appeals (New York, Connecticut, and Vermont) September 23, 1961.
On August 30, 1967, Marshall was confirmed by the Senate to be the ninety- sixth Supreme Court Justice.
library.thinkquest.org /10854/tmarsh.html   (387 words)

 Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary - A Biography by Juan Williams
And it was Marshall, as the nation's first African-American Supreme Court justice, who promoted affirmative action -- preferences, set-asides and other race conscious policies -- as the remedy for the damage remaining from the nation's history of slavery and racial bias.
Justice Marshall gave a clear signal that while legal discrimination had ended, there was more to be done to advance educational opportunity for people who had been locked out and to bridge the wide canyon of economic inequity between fls and whites.
After Marshall died in 1993 there was still no authoritative, thorough account of his life and the impact his work had on the nation.
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 Today in History: October 2
1967: Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice.
On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice.
Marshall spent nearly twenty-five years on the Court continuing to play a leading role in the legal fight to end racial discrimination in America by working to solidify the Brown decision and other civil rights victories through a series of judicial remedies.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/oct02.html   (1175 words)

 TMLL | Thurgood Marshall Bibliography
Marshall began his legal career as counsel to the Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Marshall served 23 years on the Supreme Court, retiring on June 27, 1991, at the age of 82.
Justice for All: The Legacy of Thurgood Marshall.
www.law.umaryland.edu /marshall/researchguides/marshallbib.asp   (560 words)

 Thurgood Marshall -- baltimoresun.com
Marshall went on to become a federal appeals court judge, the nation's first fl solicitor general and the first fl justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Representing Margaret Williams' family, Marshall argued that the county was obligated to either create a fl high school in the county or allow fl students to attend Catonsville High.
Marshall lost the case, and the subsequent appeal.
www.baltimoresun.com /features/custom/unisun/bal-blackhistory-thurgood,0,1785050.story   (637 words)

 Thurgood Marshall
Marshall was born Thoroughgood Marshall in Baltimore on July 2, 1908.
Marshall's achievement in Murray vs. Pearson, led him to being by 1950 one of the county's leading civil rights lawyers, spear heading the movement for fl rights in the south.
Marshall thus became the first Marylander to serve on the Supreme Court since Roger Taney, chief justice from 1836 to 1864, as well as the first African American to achieve the distinction of serving on the Court.
www.baltimoremd.com /monuments/thurgood.html   (622 words)

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