To many African Americans, the success of the NAACP’s cases against graduate and professional schools seemed to be a turning point. Thurgood Marshall and other NAACP leaders received hundreds of congratulatory letters and telegrams for their tremendous legal accomplishments. Marshall declared that total elimination of school segregation was the NAACP’s next goal. The association’s lawyers, he said, were now ready to attack the principle of segregation head-on.
A Turning Point in 1950
|The complete destruction of all enforced segregation is now in sight. . .We are going to insist on non-segregation in American public education from top to bottom—from law school to kindergarten.|
|—Thurgood Marshall, 1950|