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    Thurgood Marshall

    Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1967 to 1991

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  1. Thoroughgood "Thurgood" Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American civil rights lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1967 until 1991. He was the Supreme Court's first African-American justice.

  2. May 29, 2024 · Thurgood Marshall, lawyer and civil rights activist who was the first African American member of the U.S. Supreme Court, serving as an associate justice from 1967 to 1991. As an attorney, he successfully argued before the Supreme Court the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954).

  3. Oct 29, 2009 · Thurgood Marshall—perhaps best known as the first African American Supreme Court justiceplayed an instrumental role in promoting racial equality during the civil rights movement....

  4. Apr 3, 2014 · Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice, played a vital part in ending legal segregation during the Civil Rights Movement through the landmark 1954 case Brown v....

  5. › civil-rights-leaders › thurgood-marshallThurgood Marshall | NAACP

    Thurgood Marshall was a civil rights lawyer who used the courts to fight Jim Crow and dismantle segregation in the U.S. Marshall was a towering figure who became the nation's first Black United States Supreme Court Justice.

  6. Oct 2, 2020 · How Thurgood Marshall became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice. As a civil rights attorney, he won a landmark case to end segregation in public schools—then fought to uphold...

  7. Thurgood Marshall was an influential leader of the civil rights movement whose tremendous legacy lives on in the pursuit of racial justice. Marshall founded LDF in 1940 and served as its first Director-Counsel.

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