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Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate

Justice Thurgood Marshall

20 Apr 1972, Washington, DC, USA --- Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), first African American member of the United States Supreme Court stands wearing his robes. Among the many cases Marshall successfully argued, one of the most well known was Brown v. Topeka Board of Education in which racial segregation in American public schools was declared unconstitutional. Washington, D.C.

20 Apr 1972, Washington, DC, USA — Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), first African American member of the United States Supreme Court stands wearing his robes. Among the many cases Marshall successfully argued, one of the most well known was Brown v. Topeka Board of Education in which racial segregation in American public schools was declared unconstitutional. Washington, D.C.