Thurgood Marshal was born on July 2, 1908 in Baltimore
Maryland. There his father was the country club steward and
headwaiter .His mother was a school teacher. He died on January 24,
1993 due to hart failure. He served on the Supreme Court for 24
years, on June 28, 1991 he announced his retirement due to old age.
Thurgood Marshal was the first African-American to serve for the
United States Supreme Court. He also led a civil right revolution in
the 20th century. Marshal was the least known African-American of
the three black leaders. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were
much more known than Marshal. Even though his efforts were longer
lasting than either one of theres on race relations.
Marshal really turned the second half of the century around.
When he won the Brown case it started the 1960?s civil rights
movement that led to the increased number of black graduates as
also the increase of black high schools. There was also a sudden
raise in the middle-class blacks. Marshal then created new protection
laws for women, children, prisoners, and homeless people.
Thurgood Marshal was legal director of the NAACP
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