What do you remember about Thurgood Marshall?
Thurgood Marshall was an influential leader of the civil rights movement. He also had a profound contribution to the NAACP and his legacy lives on in the pursuit of racial justice. Thurgood Marshall founded LDF in 1940 and served as its first Director-Counsel. Similarly, he is rightly remembered most for his exploits in courtrooms. Sometimes he represented black defendants in criminal trials before hostile white juries. More often he represented clients before state and federal appellate judges, particularly the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.