Today in History: The first black supreme court justice Thurgood Marshall was born

Thurgood Marshall

On this day, July 2nd 1908,the first black supreme court justice Thurgood Marshall was born.

Marshall was an associate justice of the United States supreme court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991.

Marshall was the court’s 96th justice and its first African-American justice.

Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best remembered for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court, and for the victory in brown versus board of education.

He argued more cases before the United States Supreme Court than anyone else in history.

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