Looking Back Before We Move Forward ~ Part V

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Attorney Thurgood Marshall led the civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
to a successful hearing at the Supreme Court of the United States in
1954. He became the court’s first African-American justice 13 years
later. The descendant of slaves, Marshall graduated from all-black Linv. Board of Education of Topeka
to a successful hearing at the Supreme Court of the United States in
1954. He became the court’s first African-American justice 13 years
later. The court’s first African-American justice 13 years later. The
descendant of slaves, Marshall graduated from all-black Lincoln
University in Pennsylvania in 1930, then received a law degree from
Howard University in 1933. He opened his own law practice in Baltimore
and became known as a lawyer who would speak up for the rights of
African-Americans; this led him to a job with the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1936. He spent more
than two decades with the NAACP, gaining his greatest fame for the case
of Brown v. Board of Education from 1952-54. When the Supreme Court
ruled in 1954 that "Separate educational facilities are inherently
unequal," Marshall and the NAACP won a great victory for civil rights.


Marshall was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit) in
1961, then appointed to the post of solicitor general in 1965 by
President Lyndon Johnson.
Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court itself in 1967, where he
served for 24 years before he retired in 1991. Marshall, known as a
liberal throughout his tenure, was replaced on the court by
conservative African-American Clarence Thomas (appointed by President George H. W. Bush). Marshall died of heart failure two years later.

Extra credit:
Texas Southern University School of Law was renamed the Thurgood
Marshall School of Law in his honor in 1976… Marshall replaced Tom C.
Clark on the Supreme Court… Marshall was married twice: to the former
Vivian Burey (from 1929 until her death in 1955) and to Cecilia Suyat
(from 1955 until his death)… Marshall is buried in Arlington National
Cemetery.

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Just an everyday guy trying to make it on a stack of dimes in a hostile environment called America.
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