Thurgood

Laurence Fishburne's Tony-nominated portrayal of Thurgood Marshall, the civil-rights lawyer who tried Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and became the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Filmed at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. Directed by Michael Stevens. Written by George Stevens Jr.

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The trailer for HBO Films' Thurgood which will air on February 24th. Told in the first person by Fishburne in the role of Marshall, Thurgood is a compelling present-tense narration revisiting the turning points in his life and career as he remembers them. From childhood stories of his family and home life in Baltimore, to his college days at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Marshall recollects his triumphs over adversity to pursue a successful career in the judicial system fighting for human rights. Establishing benchmarks in Civil Rights advancement, Marshall tried the historic case of Brown vs. Board of Education before the Supreme Court, successfully challenging the unconsitutional segregation of black and white students in public schools. His achievements eventually led him to become the first African-American to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

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  • Premiered: February 24, 2011
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: Laurence Fishburne's Tony-nominated portrayal of Thurgood Marshall, the civil-rights lawyer who tried Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and became the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Filmed at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Was… (more)

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