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Thurgood Blu-Ray

It’s Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne, hitting Blu-Ray from HBO. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

HBO Films’ critically-acclaimed Thurgood was nominated for three Emmy® awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for star Laurence Fishburne (Oscar ®nominee, What’s Love Got to Do with It). Shot before a live audience at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C., the film is a one-man show that traces the personal and professional history of civil rights pioneer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. This enlightening portrait comes to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on January 17, 2012; The release comes on the eve of the 45th anniversary of Marshall’s appointment to the Supreme Court as well as being just in time for Black History Month.

Told in the first-person, Thurgood is a compelling present-tense narrative that uses a wealth of personal stories and anecdotes to show how Marshall’s life and outlook were shaped, along with background images and archival photos of Marshall throughout different stages in his life. From childhood stories of his family and home life in Baltimore, to his college days at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Marshall recollects his triumphs over adversity to pursue a successful career in the judicial system fighting for human rights. Establishing benchmarks in civil rights advancement, Marshall tried the historic case of Brown vs. Board of Education before the Supreme Court, successfully challenging the unconstitutional segregation of black and white students in public schools. His achievements eventually led him to become the first African-American to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

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