Thurgood Marshall: Legal Strategist for the Civil Rights Movement
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND CIVIL RIGHTS: A REAPPRAISAL, Associated Publishers, 1997
15 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Date Written: 1997
This brief article covers the career of attorney and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, covering his early days as an attorney working for the NAACP, up to his career on the nation's highest court. Of particular interest are the hardships of his early days as a lawyer, as one of only 32 African American lawyers in Maryland in 1935. The key cases during his career are touched upon, along with the legal strategies used to further the cause of civil rights.
Keywords: Thurgood Marshall, civil rights movement, Supreme Court, civil rights litigation, NAACP, separate but equal doctrine, jim crow laws, African Americans, racism, Charles Hamilton Houston, Margold Strategy, University of Maryland
JEL Classification: K39, K49, J71, J78, L84
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