Thurgood Marshall, A Drum Major for Justice

  • Lea E. Williams


At the epicenter of America’s cataclysmic struggle for black civil rights in the twentieth century was the towering presence of Thurgood Marshall. He initiated the vortex of litigation that changed forever racial relationships in the southern United States and the nation as a whole. For 24 years, he labored as the chief advocate for the legal arm of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, known as the “Inc. Fund.” The financial remuneration was small; the staff of young crusaders, at first, very few; the daily regimen grinding and physically exhausting; yet, the accomplishments were precedent-setting.


Transformational Leader Black Child Social Engineering Black College School Desegregation 
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© Lea E. Williams 2009

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