Marshall Movie Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'Marshall' is a 2017 biopic by director Reginald Hudlin about a case Thurgood Marshall fought while serving as a lawyer for the NAACP. This resource is comprised of questions about this film.


Reginald Hudlin's Marshall is a biographical dramatic film depicting a case that Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court judge, fought as a young lawyer for the NAACP. In this case, an African American chauffeur is accused of raping his wealthy, white employer. The film highlights racism in the criminal justice system, not only against the accused, but against the African American lawyer representing him. The following questions may be used to lead discussions in high school classrooms about this film.

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