#InContext: Thurgood Marshall

Edited By: MOLLY WICKER Thurgood Marshall’s unprecedented journey with the constitution began outside the classroom—a few feet outside the classroom, to be exact, where a mischievous young Marshall was often kicked out of class and forced to read the constitution as punishment. By the time he graduated High School—known today as Frederick Douglass High School … Continue reading #InContext: Thurgood Marshall

#InContext: Thurgood Marshall

By: MOLLY WICKER In the 1930s, African Americans in Texas were not allowed to vote in the Democratic Party primary. Local officials continued to turn away black voters, even after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law in 1927. Finally, after decades of voter suppression, Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund decided … Continue reading #InContext: Thurgood Marshall