Thurgood Marshall

ISBN-10: 1419743392
ISBN-13: 9781419743399
Author: Kanefield, Teri
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Abrams Books

Publication Date: October 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 256

Series: The Making Of America


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

Description
The story of the brilliant lawyer who successfully argued the case that ended legal racial segregation in America. When Thurgood Marshall--the great grandson of a slave--was born, African Americans were denied equal rights in America. Segregation was legal. Lynching was common. In some places, African Americans were entirely excluded from public life; they were forbidden to enter public parks and museums or use public swimming pools and restrooms. After being denied admission to the University of Maryland Law School because of his race, Marshall enrolled at Howard University. He graduated first in his class and set out as a young lawyer determined to achieve equality for all Americans. Here is the story of how he did it--how he devised his legal strategy for expanding "we the people," to include all people. Thurgood Marshall explores his life, from his childhood in Baltimore to his trailblazing career as a civil rights lawyer, and finally his years as a United States Supreme Court justice.
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