Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Johnson on June 13, 1967, was the first African-American justice on the Court. You can read his biography via Biography Reference Bank database, Encyclopedia of African American History, the National Park Service’s International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, or his profile on the United States Courts web site.

Cover of Making Constitutional LawAndersen Library has more! Search HALCat for Marshall, Thurgood as a subject and find 15 resources, including the video Thurgood Marshall: Portrait of an American hero (2nd-floor Browsing VHS, KF8745 .M34 T48 1985), books such as Making constitutional law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 and Against the death penalty: The relentless dissents of Justices Brennan and Marshall, and a link to FBI documents regarding Thurgood Marshall.

Article databases such as Legal Source can be used to find articles about Thurgood Marshall, including “Civil Rights For The Twenty-First Century: Lessons From Justice Thurgood Marshall’s Racetranscending Jurisprudence” (Lewis & Clark Law Review, 2013, vol.17:no.4, pp.973-986) and “The Glorious Jurisprudence of Thurgood Marshall” (Harvard Law & Policy Review, 2013, vol.7:no. 1, pp.113-137).

The episode of Biography called “Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All” is available via Films on Demand for UWW students and staff.

Andersen Library also provides UWW students and staff with two legal research databases, LexisNexis Academic and WestlawNext, which can be used to look up Thurgood Marshall. For example, use WestlawNext’s advanced search option to search for him as an attorney or judge. Did you know that he was one of the attorneys involved with Brown v. Board of Education?

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials, if desired.

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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