Thurgood Marshall

A&E Biographies Series

The first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall spent much of his life battling to gain civil rights for African-Americans. A fierce advocate for desegregation and equal rights for all races in the 1960s, Marshall struggled to battle injustice, not with weapons or demonstrations, but with the law. He is best known for winning the key school desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954, when he was the top attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Reading Level: Grade 7
For ages 11 and older
ISBN: 0-8225-4989-1

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