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Meet Amazing Americans Leaders & Statesmen Thurgood Marshall
Marshall, pictured with his wife and children.
Marshall, pictured with his wife and children.

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Autherine Lucy and the University of Alabama
After Lucy was expelled from the university, Marshall was so concerned about her safety that he brought her to New York to stay in his home with him and his wife, Cecilia. Lucy said later, "I just felt so secure with Mr. Marshall and his wife. . . . How grateful I have been over all these years for the protection and the kindness he gave to me."
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