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Maya​ ​Patterson Mrs.​ ​Godfrey Honors​ ​Leadership​ ​Studies October​ ​30,​ ​2017 Biographical​ ​Research​ ​-​ ​Thurgood​ ​Marshall Lifespan Born:​ ​July​ ​2,​ ​1908 Died:​ ​January​ ​24,​ ​1993 Early​ ​Family​ ​Background​ ​and​ ​Created​ ​Family ❏ ​ ​Born​ ​in​ ​Baltimore,​ ​Maryland Structure ❏ His​
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  Maya   Patterson Mrs. Godfrey Honors   Leadership Studies October 30, 2017 Biographical   Research - Thurgood   Marshall Lifespan Born:   July   2,   1908 Died:   January 24, 1993 Early   Family   Background and Created Family Structure ❏   Born   in Baltimore,   Maryland ❏ His father    was a   railroad    porter and his mother was   a schoolteacher ❏ Family   moved to   a racially diverse, largely   middle   class neighborhood   in Baltimore   called Druid Hill ❏ He attended segregated schools ❏ Graduated from   the city's Colored High   School in   1924 when he was only 16   years   old ❏ He had a   naturally argumentative nature ❏   Through his   family and   education he learned   the “importance of    education for    individual advancement,   a deep respect   for    the legal profession, and the   recognition of    the bonds   of family and community” Major    Career/Professional Events   and Accomplishments ❏ Graduated cum   laude   with a bachelor's degree from   Lincoln University   in 1930 ❏ Denied   admission to University   of Maryland   Law School,   inspired him   to  be a   civil rights advocate ❏ Ended   up   graduating   first in   his class from Howard   University Law   School ❏   Professional friendship with Professor Charles Hamilton   Houston ❏ 1935~   won   his first   major racial  discrimination   case, Murray v. Pearson ❏ Ended   segregation of    the University   of Maryland's Law School ❏ Payback    for    the denial he faced ❏ Founded   the    NAACP Legal   Defense and Educational   Fund ❏ Won 29   of    32   cases he argued ❏ Finally,   in 1967,   President   Johnson nominated Marshall to   serve on   the  bench    before which he   had successfully   argued so many times  before Personal   Life Themes/Beliefs ❏ Challenged   segregation, didn’t   wish to  be “separate    but equal” ❏ First   African-American    justice of    the Supreme   Court ❏ Strong    protection of    individual rights and liberal   interpretations of controversial   social issues Selected   Quotations ❏ “In   recognizing   the humanity of    our fellow    beings,   we pay ourselves   the highest tribute.” ❏ “Our    whole constitutional heritage rebels   at the   thought of    giving government   the power    to control men's minds.” ❏ “Sometimes   history takes things   into its   own   hands.” ❏ “Surely   the   fact that   a uniformed  police officer is   wearing his hair  below his   collar will   make   him no   less identifiable   as a policeman.” Awards and   Recognition ❏ Supreme   Court Justice ❏ 1993-   Medal of Freedom ❏ Spingarn   Medal- 1946 Death and   Aftermath ❏ Thurgood Marshall died   on   January 24,   1993,   at   the age   of 84 ❏    ❏ His writings   were released for    the   use of    lawyers and scholars ❏ Movie   “Marshall” came out   in 2017 Lasting   Effect ❏   His decisions   and work affect the U.S.   Judicial Branch   still today ❏ Individual   rights are stressed much more   now ❏  New    protections under    the law for    all  prisoners, women, children,   and for the   homeless.
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