How Did Thurgood Marshall Impact The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Right movement was a broad and diverse effort to attain racial equality, compelled to the nation to live up to its ideal that all are created equal. The movement demonstrated that ordinary men and women could perform extraordinary acts of courage and sacrifice to achieve social justice. The event of Brown v. Board of Education and advocates such as Thurgood Marshall and Rosa Parks greatly impacted the United States. Thurgood Marshall applied to the university of Maryland Law school, however he was turned down because he was and African American. Therefore he decided to go to Howard’s University an all black historical school. In Howards University his laws school dean, Charles Hamilton Houston trained the students to use the law to fight segregation. In 1936, Thurgood Marshall joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People legal team. In 1954 he won the Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the supreme court ended racial segregation in schools. He was then appointed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court in 1947 and he served…show more content…
Board of Education was started by Oliver Brown against the Board of Education Topeka. The purpose of this lawsuit was to abolish the segregation education systems, and to stop the separation of blacks and whites. Until the 1950’s public schools throughout the U.S. were segregated by race. This separation was legal because of the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision which ruled that “Separate but equal” facilities did not violate the Constitution. The NAACP filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education on behalf of the Brown’s and other black families.They argued that segregated schools deprived African American students the equal protection under the 14th amendment of the Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were inherently unequal and violated the 14 amendment. Brown v. Board of Education brought America one step closer to securing equal rights for
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