A hidden gem,
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This work hasn't received enough press in my opinion. I wouldn't have know of it had my wife not purchased tickets to see the play at the Kennedy Center last year. I learned a lot about this American hero during the play and later found myself wanting to see it again, so I bought the DVD. Justice Marshall was a key player in the civil rights movement and his actions were not something I learned about in school, nor had I bothered to investigate them as an adult. This play reveals a noble man of tremendous courage who decided to fight for civil rights within the law - quite a different approach than the civil disobedience approach of civil rights activists I did learn about in school - of course Dr Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. I would be remiss not to comment that Lawrence Fishburne does an amazing job in this single-actor play - truly a remarkable performance. Certainly a great family "movie" as well, I highly recommend buying/renting a copy to learn about a man of integrity who deserves a greater place in our history books than most of us realize.