TITLE

Thurgood Marshall: A better angel

AUTHOR(S)
Snow, Charlotte
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Human Rights;Summer92, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article profiles retired Afro-American Justice Thurgood Marshall. Since his college days, Marshall has been committed to bringing liberty and justice to all. His retirement, at the age of 82, has left a vacuum in the legal community and in the nation as a whole. For no other civil rights activist has furrowed the brow of justice as Marshall. Bringing about the legal demise of school desegregation was not just about Marshall settling a personal score. For his vision and persistent efforts, Marshall has credited Charles Hamilton Houston at Washington, D. C. with being the father of the modern civil rights movement. In his 24 years as a Supreme Court Justice, Marshall saw the pendulum swing. When he joined the Warren Court in 1967, Marshall found a niche within the activist majority and upheld free speech and privacy rights in several key decisions. Marshall spent his later years on the Court working through the power of dissent to rid the Constitution of its defects and to support criminal, privacy and abortion rights. When he stepped down from the High Court in June of 1991, Marshall did not take all of his passion, conscience, reason and humor with him, for his body of legal work and his inspirational example that he leaves behind will continue through clarity of thought and purpose. INSETS: IR&R award to honor Thurgood Marshall.;How to serve the poor better, by Symposium..
ACCESSION #
9312281401

 

Related Articles

  • The Long-Distance Runner. Goldberg, Stephanie B. // ABA Journal;Jun92, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p70 

    Presents the results of a roundtable discussion on the contributions of Supreme Court judge Thurgood Marshall to the justice system of the U.S. Key contributions to the advocacy of civil rights; Landmark cases handled by Marshall; Predilections.

  • NEGRO JUDGESHIPS AT RECORD HIGH.  // Ebony;Jul1962, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p79 

    The article focuses on the increasing number of Black judges in the U.S. It reveals that there are 68 Black judges in courts as of 1962, which indicates that their number more than doubled in 10 years. It also mentions that highest ranking Black jurists are federal judges William H. Hastie and...

  • Thurgood Marshall. Ryan, James // Thurgood Marshall;8/1/2017, p1 

    Presents a biography of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice on the United States Supreme Court. Background and education; Early career as a civil rights lawyer; Victory in the landmark segregation case, Brown v. Topeka Board of Education; Appointment to the US Court of...

  • Memorable.  // Ebony;May2004, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p170 

    Presents a photograph of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • This Week In Black History.  // Jet;9/6/2004, Vol. 106 Issue 10, p19 

    Offers a look at Black history for the week of August 30 and September 1 in the United States. Confirmation of Thurgood Marshall as the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967; Promotion of General Daniel James Junior to the rank of four-star general in the Air Force in 1975.

  • Justice for All.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 3;2/4/2008, Vol. 64 Issue 15, p3 

    The article focuses on the achievements of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Marshall Retires for Health Reasons: First black justice fought discrimination as litigator, Supreme Court dissenter. Reske, Henry J. // ABA Journal;Aug91, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p14 

    Profiles Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice appointed in the United States Supreme Court. Cases handled as litigator with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Support for abortion rights; Reasons for his resignation; Dissenting opinions on several issues.

  • Memorial to Justice Marshall dedicated in Maryland state capital.  // Jet;11/11/96, Vol. 90 Issue 26, p4 

    Discusses the dedication of a memorial to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in November 1996. The location of the memorial near where the Afro-American judge won his first civil rights victory in Annapolis, Maryland; The commemoration by Governor Pariss N. Glendening; The presence of...

  • Renewing the commitment to individual rights. Studley, Janer R. // Human Rights;Fall92, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p10 

    This article provides information on the 1992 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting of the Section of Individual Rights & Responsibilities in San Francisco, California, where former U.S. justice Thurgood Marshall was presented the first Thurgood Marshall Award. Marshall was allegedly...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics