Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments


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What was segregation and how did it relate to Plessy vs. Ferguson?

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1. What was the NAACP?

2. What was the significance of Brown v. Board of Education?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will evaluate your knowledge of Thurgood Marshall's contributions to establishing racial and gender equality, his influence on American law and his place in modern American history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • The NAACP
  • The significance of Brown v. Board of Education
  • Marshall's appointments and positions in government
  • Definition of a sit-in

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Thurgood Marshall and his legal career
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define key terms, such as NAACP and Brown v. Board of Education
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Thurgood Marshall to answer questions about his contributions to civil rights and racial equality

Additional Learning

For more information on this influential figure, review the accompanying lesson titled Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Thurgood Marshall's background and influences
  • Know the different roles he played in government
  • Recognize his landmark legal victories
  • Review his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement