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Thurgood

Thurgood

DVD - 2011
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The remarkable celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights advocate and Supreme Court pioneer Thurgood Marshall, the first African American appointed to the nation's highest judicial bench. Filmed before a live audience at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, this compelling one-man play written by Peabody Award and Emmy Award winner George Stevens, Jr. and directed by Emmy Award winner Michael Stevens stars the Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne.
Publisher: [United States] : Home Box Office, c2011
ISBN: 9780780682993
0780682998
Branch Call Number: 822 S844t
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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gates2
Jan 13, 2019

I enjoyed it, since it was a strong performance by one man and full of relevant things to do with racism in America. Caught the feeling of judicial day in day out punctuated by court victory or loss highlights, with wife and two boys, the years and years of striving and always working really hard, this was Thurgood, at least in this stirring play. Good for us, if we ever make headway racially in America.

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wildct2003
Apr 13, 2018

Excellent 1-person play brought to life by a wonderful performer.

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richibi
Sep 17, 2014

a black manifesto, a searing indictment of America's pretence at racial equality, its institutionalized, and rabid, attacks on its own citizens, the dedication required to turn that around - Laurence Fishburne is every inch the man

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CPL_Cowboy
Sep 15, 2014

This was truly an informative documentary. Mr. Fishburne's performance was a magnificent show of experience and ability. It's funny how the true stories, are always the best ones told in performance. If not for it being a cable program, this would have been Oscar material.

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LARRY_M
Feb 09, 2013

Excellent in every respect. This is one that I will watch again, Witty, engaging, and very well-balanced. The script for this one-man stage play is awesome.

I have never rated any DVD five stars before.

It was and is a joy.

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scrubble4
Aug 19, 2012

Outstanding story and acting. Fishburne's engaging and dynamic portrayal of Thurgood is riveting. Highly recommend.

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obolton
May 07, 2012

No other actor could have portrayed Justice Marshall as well as he did. I watched this three times!

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