Thurgood Marshall was the lawyer responsible for the decision reversing segregation in public schools. His eventual appointment as the first African-American judge on the United States Supreme Court was preceded by an exceptional career in law and with the civil rights movement. This thorough biography detailing Marshall's life and accomplishments includes a glossary, timeline and index.
Common Core Alignment:
RI.5.4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.