Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 May 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Biography of one of the leaders of the NAACP in the 50’s who became the very first African-American member of the US Supreme Court
My Take on it – I always enjoy watching biographical documentaries because they usually give us so much more insight into who a person really was.
As a US History buff as a kid, I knew who Thurgood Marshall was and was obviously aware of his success at breaking the race barrier on the highest court in the land.
This film taught me how much of an impact he had made on social and racial issues during his entire lifetime which shows us how great a man he truly was.
The main focus here is his professional life, yet they manage to give us enough information to learn about who he was as a husband, father, son and even just a friend which helps us get an even better understanding of who he was.
The interviews with his family members, friends and former colleagues really helps us get a much better understanding of who he was and we get to know him from various angles because of it.
Bottom Line – Great biography of a man who had such an impact on the way things were done in the US. This film mostly focuses on his amazing career but also manages to touch upon his family life and upbringing which gives us a more focused look at who he was. Interviews with former colleagues, family members and friends helps give us a greater picture of who this man really was. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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