Thurgood Marshall

Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union
Author(s): 
Zelden, Charles L.
ISBN: 
9780415506427
Date published: 
May 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Marshall spent his career fighting racial segregation and legal inequality, and his time on the court establishing a record for supporting the "voiceless American”. Through this concise biography, accompanied by primary sources that present Marshall in his own words, students will learn what Marshall did (and did not do) during his life, why those actions were important, and what effects his efforts had on the larger course of American history.