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Thurgood Marshall - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

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.

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.

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.

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

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.

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.

Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely. ---->>>

Sometimes history takes things into its own hands. ---->>>

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

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

Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process. ---->>>

I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband. ---->>>

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. ---->>>

What is the quality of your intent? ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-02, 1908
Birthplace:
Die: 01-24, 1993
Occupation: Judge
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Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v (wikipedia)