Thurgood Marshall Display in the Library
When Thurgood Marshall was a kid and acted up in class, his teacher punished him by banishing him from class and forcing him to read the Constitution. (Wow. That backfired!) Thurgood Marshall grew up to be a civil rights champion and the first African-American to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
While all law students know that Thurgood Marshall was a prolific civil rights advocate, not all students know the depth of his passion and his impact on American law. Below are some interesting online finds on Thurgood Marshall:
- Marshall arguing before the Supreme Court in the case of Miranda v. Arizona (Marshall’s argument starts at 23:15). Miranda v. Arizona, Oral Argument - March 01, 1966 (second part) via Oyez.
- 1967 newsreel video of Thurgood Marshall’s nomination to Supreme Court and another newsreel where you can see Justice Marshall donning his robe for the first time.
- The documentary The Road to Brown which tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education.
- An interview with Thurgood Marshall, which focuses on civil rights issues that arose during the Kennedy administration, from the collection of the JFK Presidential Library’s Oral History Program.
For the next few weeks we will be displaying in the library some of the works in our collection about and by Thurgood Marshall. To learn more about what our library has on and by Thurgood Marshall, check out our online guide to the display.Library Blog