Thurgood Marshall Timeline

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In History
  • The birth of Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland as a grandson to a slave (www.softschools.com).
  • Graduating from highschool

    Thurgood Marshall studied at Frederick Douglass High School and was one of the excelling students in his class. He was so good he graduated a year ahead of his peers. (http://www.the famouspeople.com)
  • Marriage

    Thurgood married young to Vivian Buster. This huge step made him take his studies more seriously. (http://www.thefamouspeople).
  • Graduating Howard University

    Thurgood wanted to attend the Maryland School of Law, but because of their segregation policies, he attended Howard University and graduated with a top rank in class. (http://www.thefamouspeople.com)
  • After Graduation

    Marshall set up a private practice in Baltimore and started to work with the NAACP. (http://www.thefamouspeople.com)
  • The Trip to South Korea

    He travelled to South Korea and Japan to examine charges of racism in the U.S. Armed Forces. (http://www.thefamouspeople)
  • Second Marriage

    After his first wife’s death, he married Cecilia Suyat and they have two children together (http://www.thefamouspeople.com)
  • A President-Director

    He became the president-director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., an independent firm from the NAACP (http://www.thefamouspeople.com))
  • Moving Up

    Thurgood Marshall was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He remained in this court for the next four years, until President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him to become the first African-American to hold the office of United States Solicitor General.(http://www.thefamouspeople.com)
  • Nominated

    He was nominated to the Supreme Court after the retirement of Tom C. Clark by President Lyndon B. Johnson. (www.softschools.com)
  • The firs African- American Associate Justice

    Thurgood Marshall confirmed his place as the Associate Justice on August 30th the same year, becoming the first African-American to hold this office.(http://www.thefamouspeople.com)
  • Retirement

    He retired from the Supreme Court in 1991 then was replaced by Clarence Thomas, who was nominated by the-then President George H.W. Bush.(http://www.thefamouspeople.com)
  • Greatest Public Service Award

    He received the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for ‘Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official’ (http://www.famouspeople)
  • Death

    Death
    He passed away due to heart failure in Maryland at the age of 84 (http://chnm.gmu.edu)
  • Contribution to Thurgood Marshall

    Contribution to Thurgood Marshall
    The one-man play ‘Thurgood’ was written by George Stevens, Jr. (http://www.thefamouspeople.com)
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    A Crucial Period for Thurgood Marshall

    He won his first U.S. Supreme Court ‘Chambers v. Florida’ case at the age of 32 and was appointed the Chief Counsel for the NAACP the same year. He fought many cases and won most of them including the ‘Smith v. Allwright’ case in 1944 and the ‘Shelly v. Kraemer’ case in 1948.(http://chnm.gmu.edu)