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Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate

Portrait of Thurgood Marshall with His Family

Thurgood Marshall stands with his family prior to being sworn in as the first black member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Left to right are his sister-in-law, Mrs. Sally Acoba; sons, Thurgood, Jr., and John, 9; and wife, Cecilia.

02 Oct 1967, Washington, DC, USA — Thurgood Marshall stands with his family prior to being sworn in as the first black member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Left to right are his sister-in-law, Mrs. Sally Acoba; sons, Thurgood, Jr., and John, 9; and wife, Cecilia.