June 13, 1967: Thurgood Marshall becomes the first Black U.S. Supreme Court judge.
Thurgood Marshall, a strong disputant of discrimination, he served on the bench for 24 years. He also defended affirmative action and abortion, fought for the rights of criminal defendants; and opposed the death penalty.
Marshall’s rise to justice started from a law degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1933. He then joined the legal counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. While he was there, Thurgood Marshall won 29 cases for the organization, including a landmark victory in 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education case. The result of that case formally ended discrimination in all United States public schools.
He hung his wing 1991, and passed away at the age of 84 on Jan. 24, 1993.
June 13; 1967 would always hold a special place in black history. However, looking back at all he fought for, would you say there been a significant difference or not?