Thurgood Marshall

By shyun17
  • Birth

    Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Parents

    His father's name was William Marshall and his mothers name was Norma Williams Marshall.
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    Thurgood Marshall's Life

  • Changed Name

    In second grade, Thurgood changed his name from Thoroughgood to Thurgood because he didn't like spelling it.
  • Marriage

    Thurgood Marshall married Vivian "Buster" Burey.
  • Application

    Thurgood Marshall sent an application to the University of Maryland Law School but they refused to admit him because he was black.
  • Law School

    Later in 1930, Thurgood Marshall was accepted into Howard University Law School where he eventually received his law degree.
  • First Big Case

    Thurgood Marshall's first big court case as a lawyer was in 1933 when he successfully sued the University of Maryland because they would not admit an African American student, as he had previously experienced.

    Thurgood Marshall later became Chief Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
  • Brown v.s. Boad of Education

    This case was a landmark case that defeated segragation of school in the United States.
  • Wife Dies

    Vivian Burey died.
  • Second Marriage

    Thurgood Marshal marries Cecilia Suyat.
  • Court of Appeals

    Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Second Court of Appeals by President J.F. Kennedy.
  • Solicitor General

    President Lyndon Johnson appointed Judge Marshall to the position U.S. Solicitor General,
  • Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court by Lyndon Johnson, becoming the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Justice Marshall represented and won more cases at the Supreme Court than any other American.
  • Death

    Justice Marshall died on January 24, 1993. He had served 24 years as a Justice. At the time of his death, he had 2 sons.