Marshall, Thurgood (1908–1993)

Justice Thurgood Marshall was the first African American appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. His service there was the capstone on an already noteworthy legal career in which he led the NAACP's battle against segregation, especially in schools. It was his argument on behalf of the plaintiffs that led to the Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling. Later, as an associate justice himself, he often raised an eloquent voice on behalf of equity.

Early Years

Born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was the younger of two sons of William Canfield Marshall and Norma A. Marshall. He received his formative education in the public school system of Baltimore, Maryland. After completing public school, Marshall enrolled in Lincoln ...

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