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Civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall's triumph in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America's public schools completed the final leg of a journey of over 20 years laying the groundwork to end legal segregation. He won more Supreme Court cases than any lawyer in American history, making the work of civil rights pioneers like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks possible.
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Excellent documentary gives backstory to CRtsMovement

By Dr. Ike

from Wichita, Kansas

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Comments about PBS Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP DVD:

Showed this to a group studying African American history and they were captivated. STrong footage of Charles Hamilton Houston, Marshall's mentor and predecessor at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and commentary that made me for the first time understand how brave Marshall and Hamilton were traveling the South gathering cases to bring through the courts. Historians' commentary is effectively used. What it meant to see black lawyers in Jim Crow courtrooms arguing their case and challenging hostile witnesses came home to me powerfully. Marshall's contribution to the Movement was seminal and has been overlooked, but this film remedies that. Thank you for making it.

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Brave Winner of Battle vs. Segregation

By Kaona

from San Juan Bautista, CA

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Covering the period well before he became the 1st Black Justice on the US Supreme Court, this inspiring story tells of how, with learning, intelligence, and extreme courage, Thurgood Marshall "kept his eyes on the prize" and was able to successfully use the flawed legal system over the long haul to actually achieve some justice against this shameful predicament that has existed from before America's founding.

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