Thurgood Marshall

charleene, 06 August 2008, No comments
Categories: Civil Rights

Thurgood Marshall 

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – Jan. 24, 1993) was the first African-American justice appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. As an attorney, he fought for civil rights and women’s rights. Marshall was on the team of lawyers in the historic Supreme Court trial, Brown v. Board of Education (1954). The trial resulted in an end to the “separate but equal” doctrine in public education. Marshall won an exceptional 32 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and he was the chief attorney for the NAACP. He was appointed to the high court in 1967 by President Johnson, and had a successful career until he retired on June 27, 1991.

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