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Thurgood Marshall


The very first African-American USA Supreme Court Justice. He was nominated to the positioning by Leader Lyndon B. Johnson and kept any office from 1967 until 1991. He went to Lincoln School in Pa, where he was a classmate from the famed Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. He graduated in the Howard University College of Laws in 1933. His second relationship, to Cecilia Suyat, created two sons. He previously previously been wedded to Vivien Burey. Beneath the administration of Leader John F. Kennedy, Marshall offered being a Judge for america Courtroom of Appeals for the next Circuit.

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Full Name Thurgood Marshall
Date Of Birth July 2, 1908
Died January 24, 1993, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Place Of Birth Baltimore, MD
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Education Howard University, Lincoln University, Frederick Douglass High School, Howard University School of Law
Nationality American
Spouse Cecilia Suyat, Vivian Burey
Children John W. Marshall, Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
Parents William Marshall, Norma Africa Marshall
Siblings William Aubrey Marshall
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom, Spingarn Medal
Star Sign Cancer

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1His first name was originally Thoroughgood, but in his early years of school, he hated spelling it out. When he was in the second or third grade, he got his mother to legally shorten it to Thurgood.
2In 1967, he became the first black American ever to be named to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, serving from 1967-1991.
3He had 2 sons.



Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren1989DocumentaryHimself
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHimself

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The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - US Supreme Court Justice
No Justice, No Peace: A Sharp Talk Special2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Save Our History2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist1998DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Eyes on the Prize1987TV Series documentaryHimself - NAACP Attorney

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1My dad told me there's no difference between a black snake and a white snake. They both bite.

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