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  1. Thurgood Marshall First African-American Justice of the Supreme Court

  2. The Early Years • Born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland • Was taught the Constitution by his father • Graduated from Frederick Thomas High School

  3. Education • Graduated with honors from Lincoln University • Denied entrance to University of Maryland Law School • Graduated with honors at Howard University

  4. As a Lawyer • Successfully sued University of Maryland Law School • Wins first major civil rights case in Murray v. Pearson • Became Chief Counsel for the NAACP in New York • Asked by the UN and UK to help draft constitutions for Ghana and Tanzania

  5. Cases Against the Supreme Court • Marshall won 29 of the 32 cases in the Supreme Court • First case was Chambers v. Florida • Takes out “white primary” in the south with Smith v. Allwright • Tears down racially restrictive covenants with Shelly v. Kraemer

  6. Brown v. Board of Education in Topeka • Was a major event in the Civil Rights Movement • The cases were brought to the supreme court in 1952 • The case was to end segregation in schools • Marshall won case in 1954

  7. A Job in the Judicial Branch • Was appointed as a Circuit Judge for the US Second Court of Appeals. • Made 112 rulings as circuit judge • Appointed as a US Solicitor General • Wins 14 of 19 cases argued for the government

  8. The Supreme Court • Nominated for Supreme Court by LBJ • Elevated to Associate Justice in 1967 • Was Justice for 24 years making numerous majority opinions

  9. The Final Years • Retired from Supreme Court in 1991 • Died January 24, 1993

  10. Quotes • “If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.” • “A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.” • “Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.”

  11. Bibliography • http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/legal_entity/96/print • http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/122/hill/marshall.htm • http://www.jtbf.org/five_firsts/Marshall_T.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurgood_Marshall