Before he was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, and before his history changing arguments in Brown vs. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall was an NAACP lawyer in Baltimore, MD. In 1940, Marshall traveled to Connecticut to defend Joseph Spell, a black man accused of the rape and attempted murder of a white woman. This career defining case highlighted the underrepresented work of the NAACP in the northern United States during a time when southern Jim Crow laws meant a more prominent focus on those regions.
Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War), who has also played biographical figures Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Floyd Little, portrays Thurgood Marshall. Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) plays the accused, Joseph Spell, with Kate Hudson as his accuser, Eleanor Strubing, and Josh Gad as fellow lawyer, Sam Friedman. Director Reginald Hudlin, best known as the producer of Django Unchained, leads the cast in this powerful, historical drama.
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