Chadwick Boseman portrays civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, “Marshall” releases in theaters October 13th.

Marshall08124.RAFHe played the American baseball hero Jackie Robinson in “42,” was transformed into the legendary James Brown in “Get On Up” and is now set to portray civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall who died in 1993.

America’s leading radical, Marshall, led a civil rights revolution in the 20th century that forever changed the landscape of American society. Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, he was a young attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and in the new motion picture, “Marshall,” Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther“) portrays the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court who was instrumental in ending legal segregation.

Films explicitly about black history in America are few and far between and the film tells the true story of Marshall’s greatest challenge in the 1930s working as a lawyer for NAACP‘s Baltimore division.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the film stars Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown and Kate Hudson and releases in theaters October 13th.

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