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Mr. Civil Rights: The Thurgood Marshall Story

MR. CIVIL RIGHTS: THURGOOD MARSHALL AND THE NAACP incorporates rare archival film and extraordinary interviews to chart Thurgood Marshall’s life (1908-1993) in the years leading up to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. The documentary explores his upbringing in Baltimore, his education at Howard University Law School (“the West Point of the civil rights movement”), his status as a rising star within the NAACP, his skill as an orator and storyteller, his relationship with his mentor Charles H. Houston, and his high-profile segregation cases involving voting, transportation, housing, labor and the military. This compelling biography, produced by the filmmaker behind Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible (distributed through APT Exchange) unfolds through interviews with Justice Elena Kagan, Justice John Paul Stevens, lawyer and civil-rights activist Vernon Jordan, Marshall biographers Rawn James, Juan Williams and Larry S. Gibson, and several law professors.