Download or stream the official trailer from the najor motion picture MARSHALL for use with lesson plans on Thurgood Marshall, African American History, U.S. History, the Civil Rights Movement and Race in America. Video files can be large and can take time to download. Please take a moment to preview the clip on our site before you download, or stream straight from our site into your classroom! Click on full screen and fill your smartboard!
Viewings of this film and lesson plan discussion meet Common Core Standards. See the MARSHALL Curriculum Guide for all Standards designations.
Courtesy Open Road Films. Copyright 2017
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell. Director Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall, is based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad). Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The high profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall’s creation of the NAACP legal defense fund.