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June 13, 1967: Thurgood Marshall becomes the first Black U.S. Supreme Court judge.

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June 13, 1967: today 53 years ago, Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the United States Supreme Court becoming the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice. 

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.

June 13 , 1967: Thurgood Marshall Becomes The First Black U.S. Supreme Court Judge.

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.

June 13, 1967: Thurgood Marshall Becomes The First Black U.S. Supreme Court Judge.

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?

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  1. In my opinion, I think that Thurgood Marshall made a significant different however there is no other that has taken the Batton and follow in his foot step.

  2. What would Thurgood Marshall say about the modern day lynching of black people by cops. This is why the anti lynching bill was killed in Congress because lawmakers knew cops would be legally pursued under its provisions.


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