Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Thurgood Did Good

Thurgood Marshall
Supreme Court Justice
Born this day in 1908

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

For all that he accomplished, both as a Civil Rights leader and a Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall has not received the recognition that he deserves. A new website has been launched about Justice Marshall on the 100th anniversary of his birth. See Thurgood Marshall -- Tribute.

Mary Frances Berry, former Chair of the Civil Rights Commission discusses Marshall on NPR,
Thurgood Marshall, 100 Years After His Birth and there is a new Broadway play about Marshall, 'Thurgood' Plays To Standing Ovations On Broadway. Finally, there is a "lost" interview of Marshall with Mike Wallace, where he "talks about Adam Clayton Powell's controversial support of Republican president Dwight Eisenhower and the Democratic Party's failure to act on segregation in the South." See Thurgood Marshall Would Turn 100 Today ...

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