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THURGOOD MARSHALL

MARSHALL

1992 Liberty Medal Recipient

"Thurgood Marshall’s long history of defending and protecting individual rights and our nation’s liberties under the Constitution and securing legal equality for Americans of all races and creeds make him a magnificent choice for this year’s Liberty Medal."
Liberty Medal International Selection Commission

 

 

 

 

"Democracy cannot flourish amid fear. Liberty cannot bloom amid hate. Justice cannot take root amid rage. America must get to work. In the chill climate in which we live, we must go against the prevailing wind. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better." ...more

Thurgood Marshall
Liberty Medal acceptance speech, July 4, 1992