MR. CIVIL RIGHTS

Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

DVD

$24.99

   Order Code: PBS496DV   
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Before the landmark Brown decision, Thurgood Marshall spent 20 years traveling thousands of miles through the Jim Crow South, fighting segregation case by case.

In doing so, he established precedent after precedent that would culminate in one of the most important legal decisions in American history. Along the way, he escaped the gun of a Dallas sheriff, was pursued by the Ku Klux Klan on Long Island, hid in bushes from a violent mob in Detroit, and even survived his own lynching. In this astonishing documentary, archival footage combines with commentary from notables such as Julian Bond and Justice Elena Kagan to shed light on how Marshall’s vital work laid the ground for the modern civil rights movement.

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Copyright

2014

Publisher

PBS

Grade

7 and up

Color

Color and black-and-white

Run Time

60 minutes