Thurgood Marshall: A Legacy of Justice

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Thurgood Marshall: A Legacy of Justice

Thurgood Marshall: A Legacy of Justice

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 “We make movies about Malcolm X, we get a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, but every day we live with the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall.”  A tribute to Thurgood Marshall.

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for. – Thurgood Marshall

Sadly, our legal system does not see it as a goal worth working for–FOR ALL Americans

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots. – Thurgood Marshall

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds. – Thurgood Marshall

Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process. – Thurgood Marshall

Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish. – Thurgood Marshall

We can always stick together when we are losing, but tend to find means of breaking up when we’re winning. – Thurgood Marshall

Why is that?

Sometimes history takes things into its own hands. – Thurgood Marshall

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.- Thurgood Marshall

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