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Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, (1908-1993), who in 1954 successfully argued the case which desegregated American public schools before the Supreme Court. He was himself appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, where he served until 1991, as the first African American on the Court.

Thurgood Marshall, (1908-1993), who in 1954 successfully argued the case which desegregated American public schools before the Supreme Court. He was himself appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, where he served until 1991, as the first African American on the Court.