Thurgood Marshall's appointment to the Supreme Court resulted from his decades of dedicated work as a Civil Rights lawyer.
Thurgood Marshall in the course of his career helped change the way the country thought about and created laws connected to civil rights. The story of his early career is often eclipsed by his role as Supreme Court Justice. However, the days before the Supreme Court possibly had even more impact. That part of his career will will be the primary focus of this lecture.