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Thurgood Marshall: Biography, Supreme Court Justice, Civil Rights Attorney, Quotes (1993)
Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Prior to his judicial service, he successfully argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board of Education. In that position, he argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including Smith v. Allwright , Shelley v. Kraemer , and Brown v. Board of Education , which held that racial segregation in public education is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause.
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, – January 24, ) was an American lawyer who served as .. After her death in February , Marshall married Cecilia Suyat in December of that year. They were married until he died in , having two.
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Moments In History: Remembering Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall was a U. Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate. Marshall earned an important place in American history on the basis of two accomplishments. He received his law degree from Howard University where he came under the influence of Charles Hamilton Houston, dean of the law school and a pioneer in the use of litigation as a mode of social reform. Between and , as an attorney for the NAACP , Marshall traveled throughout the United States, representing all manner of clients whenever a dispute involved questions of racial justice—from trials for common crimes to appellate advocacy raising the most intricate matters of constitutional law. Civil Rights. These cases include Smith v.