MARSHALL is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The NAACP sends Marshall to to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that became tabloid fodder. Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the trial which helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.
Cast & Crew
Sterling K. Brown
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Writers: Jake Koskoff and Michael Koskoff
Executive Producers: Peter Luo and Belton Lee
Producers: Paula Wagner, Jonathan Sanger, and Reginald Hudlin