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Language Arts Project
Transcript of Language Arts Project
By: Claire S. and Christian P. Brown Vs. Board of Education Thurgood Marshall The Early Life of Thurgood Marshall Thurgood was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908
In 1925 he graduated from high school and went to Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania(a historically black school)
In 1930 he applied for the University of Maryland Law School but was denied because he was black
He kept trying until he applied to Howard University Law School Lawyer Life Thurgood's 1st major court case was in 1933, when he successfully sued the University of Maryland for not letting in an African American graduate named Donald Gaines Murray. Later, he was promoted to Chief Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 2) What were some of your most moving cases and how so? 3) How was your family life? 4) What did you think was at stake if you lost the Brown vs. Board of Education? 5) Was your judge life or lawyer life more important to you and the whole U.S.? Interview Answers 1) "When Maryland University law school didn't accept me, it really inspired me to help other people get into school at these hard racial segregation times. "
2) "Brown vs. Board of Education was really tense and it was a turning point in racial segregation throughout the nation."
3) "I lived a normal family life in the middle class. My brother, Norma, and I had to memorize a part of the constitution if we didn't do well in school" Bibliography www.brainyquotes.com/quotes/authors/t/Thurgood_Marshall.html
www.notablebiographies.com/Lo-Ma/Marshall-Thurgood.html#b Interview Continued 4) "Well, if I lost the Brown vs. Board of Education case, blacks might still be segregated or it wouldn't get fixed in a long time. It was tremendously important to the history of the U.S."
5) "My lawyer life was more important because I actually changed America's course with the segregation in schools. My judge life was not all that important. My time as a lawyer was so much harder and I 'did' something." Quotes "Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely." "Sometimes history takes things into its own hands."