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Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

by Wil Haygood,
The Florida Courier, January 8, 2016

Thurgood Marshall was an icon of the civil rights movement in the United States. The founder and executive director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Marshall played a pivotal role in U.S. Supreme Court decisions that declared racially restricted housing covenants, all-White primaries, and segregated public schools unconstitutional.


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