“As Sens. Jeff Sessions, Jon Kyl and John Cornyn disparaged the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall on the opening day of Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings, dismissing him as an “activist judge” in what appeared to be a raw attempt to score political points, I wondered: “Have you no sense of decency, at long last?”
Let me put it plainly, senators: Far from being the out-of-the-mainstream caricature you seek to create, Thurgood Marshall deserves your unyielding gratitude and respect.”
“…Thurgood came. And he came through. He taught us all what it means to love our country enough to work to make it a little better, a little stronger and a little closer to what it’s supposed to be. That’s not activism. That’s patriotism…”
“THE WASHINGTON POST: Thurgood Marshall’s legacy deserves cheers, not sneers.”
Thurgood Marshall will always be remembered for his tenacity, speaking ability, and close to perfect record in cases which helped push the U.S towards integration of public schools. His work as chief counsel to the NAACP was invaluable, leading him to be considered as one of the most important legal counsels to ever set foot in a court room. His ability to convey to a jury was unmatched, and one can see this in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, because the odds were stacked heavily against him.
@ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (2014) – Iforcolor.org/Dale Shields – Brantley Alan Stein
Brantley Alan Stein – Randolph-Macon College (Student – The Black Studies Program)