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Thurgood Marshall I chose Thurgood Marshall for my research project because I really didnt know much about him and what I did know about him sounded very interesting This man was a real hero because he fought for the rights of other people He fought against segregation Because of him blacks and whites can go to the same public schools In my report you will learn about his life and how he fought for other peoples rights EARLY LIFE Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2 1908 He was named after his grandfather Thoroughgood His real name was Thoroughgood but in the second grade he changed it to Thurgood He and his family moved to Harlem NY in 1909 They lived there for five years then moved back to Baltimore in 1914 He lived with his mother Norma father William and his brother Aurbey Thurgood came from a family of fighters His great-grandfather was a slave his grandfather joined the Union Army and his father fought with words When Thurgood got in trouble at school he had to go into the basement and learn a part of the constitution He learned many parts His father once told him son if anyone calls you a nigger you have my permission to fight him-you have my orders When he was thirteen he once got arrested when he hit a white man who called him a nigger Thurgood went to Fredrick Douglas High He played football and led a group of small teens They pulled pranks and occasionally cut classes He was very popular with girls Thurgood graduated from Fredrick Douglas High in 1925 His mother wanted him to be a dentist EARLY ADULTHOOD He studied pre-dentistry at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania He also joined the debating team Thanks to his father he was good at fighting with words His nick-name was Wrathful Marshall because he could out debate his opponents so well they
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