Black History Month STYLIN': Thurgood Marshall

DAY 3: Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall - Activist, Politician
Born: July 2nd, 1908
Died: January 24th, 1993

Thurgood Marshall was the political pioneer of helping to stop segregation. As a lawyer in the 1950s, his most famous and influential case was Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954, which led to the racial integration of schools across the country.

Other Marshall Facts
  • Marshall became the first African-American Supreme Court justice in 1967.
  • He ended "White only" elections in the South with his Smith v. Allwright case victory in 1944.
  • In the 1930s, Thurgood Marshall worked as legal counsel for the NAACP.

"Equal means getting the same thing, at the same time and in the same place."
Thurgood Marshall

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