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Thurgood Marshall Judge, Civil Rights Activist, Supreme Court Justice, Lawyer (1908–1993)

September 23, 2017

 

Thurgood Marshall was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court.

 

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Born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland, Thurgood Marshall studied law at Howard University. As counsel to the NAACP, he utilized the judiciary to champion equality for African Americans. In 1954, he won the Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools. Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, and served for 24 years. He died in Maryland on January 24, 1993.