Celebrating Black History Month!
Thurgood Marshall “Mr. Civil Rights” was a lawyer and civil rights activist who served as the first African American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1967 – 1991). Prior to his time served on the Supreme Court, Marshall was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals and Solicitor General. Born in Baltimore, MD during the Jim Crow era; an alumnus of Lincoln University and Howard University; Marshall knew at an early age that many African-Americans were not enjoying all of their constitutional rights. As part of the NAACP legal defense team, Marshall was a pivotal contributor in paramount civil rights cases. Particularly, in the declaration of segregated public schools being unconstitutional in Brown vs. the Board of Education. Let’s Celebrate Thurgood Marshall!