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There’s a great chance that you may or may not know about Thurgood Marshall and that he was the FIRST African American appointed to the Supreme Court.

Did you know that as a Lawyer, his role was very important and vital in the Brown v. Board of Education case?

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American jurist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Before becoming a judge, he was a lawyer who was best remembered for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education.  He was nominated to the court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.

“Marshall” starring Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall was a motion picture release in 2017.  In 2011, Laurence Fishborne starred as Thurgood Marshall in the HBO’s  “Thurgood”.

THURGOOD MARSHALL with PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON

The results of this case made it possible for all children to attend school together, regardless of their race.

 

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