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Thurgood Marshall

1908 – 1993 CE

Thurgood Marshall (1908 – 1993) Grandson of a slave, refused admission to a law school because he was black, and first African-American Supreme Court Justice; Marshall was instrumental in the Brown v. Board case that desegregated public schools, helped the United Nations draft the constitutions of Ghana and Tanzania, and - before he became Justice - won more Supreme Court cases than anyone in history. He ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade abortion rights, worked to eliminate the death penalty, and probably more than Malcolm X and Martin Luther King made the Civil Rights Movement successful. He remained a tireless and highly effective voice for human rights, individual freedom, the poor, downtrodden and for all people



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“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”

Chapters: 62. Basic Goodness

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“I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.”

Chapters: 55. Forever Young

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“The death penalty is no more effective a deterrent than life imprisonment… It is also evident that the burden of capital punishment falls upon the poor, the ignorant and the – underprivileged members of society.”

Chapters: 74. The Great Executioner

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