Thurgood Marshall

  • Birthdate

    Thurgood was born on July 2, 1908.
  • Thurgood attends college and Graduates in 1930

    Marshall attended Lincoln University
    It was a historically black college in Pennsylvania
    he joined a remarkably distinguished student body
    Kwame Nkrumah, the future president of Ghana
    Langston Hughes, the great poet.
    Cab Calloway, a famous jazz singer.
    Thurgood Marshall graduating from Lincoln University with honors in 1930.
  • First Big case

    In 1934, he started working for the Baltimore branch of the National Association
    He did this for the Advancement of Colored People
    On one of his first cases he argued along with his mentor
    Charles Houston
    he defended another well-qualified undergraduate
    Donald Murray
    He had also been denied entrance to the University of Maryland Law School
    Marshall and Houston won Murray v. Pearson in January 1936
  • Brown vs. Board case

    In 1954 he won Brown vs. Board of education case.This is where the senate ended racial segregation in public schooling.
  • Marshall was appointed to the supreme court.

    Marshall was appointed to the supreme court in 1967. He served there for 24 years.