Marshall a Film Made to Educate

Makena Pauly, Rafaela Sofia Domingo - James Campbell High School, Copy Editor, Journalist

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (ACLU), presents Marshall, a  true story about the early life of Thurgood Marshall, a lawyer renowned for his role in the Brown vs BOE case. As WWII initiates, Marshall intervenes in a case between a socialite employer and black chauffeur, who was accused of sexual assault and attempted murder.

Marshall is presented by ACLU at Dole Cannery, on September 14 for free. The main goal of ACLU is to protect and advance civil rights, but this film serves to educate the public.

“This is about social justice. The reason we don’t have a sufficient engagement of our young people is because they are not aware of the critical role they play in moving justice forward,” said Alphonso Braggs, President of Hawaii National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, at news conference promoting the biography.

Hawaii is culturally and ethnically diverse, where freedom and equality is valued.  In Marshall’s most esteemed case Brown vs. BOE, he obtains racial equality in the school system. “There was at one time in America’s history, as I look around the room, you all would not be able to come together and learn, you would be segregated,” said Braggs.

To further educate the public, Braggs and his colleague, Mark Davis, the founder of Davis Levin and Livingston will be holding a lecture about Marshall’s life and legacy at University of Hawaii Manoa a few hours before the movie showing. Reservations are preferred but walk-ins are accepted.


Additional Information:


Thursday, 9/14/17

11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

U.H. Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2. 2015 Dole St. 96822



Thursday, 9/14/17

5 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Regal Theaters Dole Cannery, Theater #8