Thurgood marshall (july 1908 - january was an associate justice of the united states supreme court, find this pin and more on products by artcom black supreme court justice june 1967 thurgood marshall, u solicitor general, named to the supreme court by president johnson. Believing that an african-american in the supreme court elevator had to be the operator, the tourists said, first floor, please, to which marshall said he responded, yowsa, yowsa. Thurgood marshall was the lawyer responsible for the decision reversing segregation in public schools his eventual appointment as the first african-american judge on the united states supreme court was preceded by an exceptional career in law and with the civil rights movement. In a retrospective for the howard law journal in 1981, judge a leon hearing thurgood marshall argue before the supreme court against african-american judge to the us district court for. Writing for the naacp was thurgood marshall who, five years later, used similar reasoning before the supreme court in brown v board of education of topeka the supreme court adopted many of marshall's arguments and, in 1954, issued an opinion ending school segregation throughout the united states.
Thurgood marshall, supreme court justice b orn in baltimore, maryland on july 2, 1908, thurgood marshall was the grandson of a slave his father, william marshall, instilled in him from youth an appreciation for the united states constitution and the rule of law. Thurgood marshall, pillar of the civil rights revolution, architect of the legal strategy that ended the era of official segregation and the first black justice of the supreme court, died today a major figure in american public life for a half-century, he was 84 years old. The only biography of thurgood marshall to be endorsed by marshall's immediate family, young thurgood is an exhaustively researched and engagingly written work that everyone interested in law, civil rights, american history, and biography will want to read.
Thurgood marshall, american supreme court judge, journal of thurgood marshall, william marshall not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university. On this date in 1967, thurgood marshall was sworn in and became the first african american judge on the us supreme court it was a signal moment in u s history when african-americans everywhere realized that one of their own was seated on the highest court in the land. Thurgood marshall — american judge born on july 02, 1908, died on january 24, 1993 thurgood marshall was an associate justice of the united states supreme court, serving from october 1967 until october 1991.
From 1961 to 1965, thurgood marshall was a federal appeals court judge, named by president john f kennedy to the united states court of appeals for the second circuit, in manhattan. Abstract thurgood marshall's life as a civil rights lawyer inspired my decision to go to law school, so it was the greatest of dreams fulfilled when i came to work as his law clerk at the supreme court. Thomas succeeded thurgood marshall and is the second african american to serve on the court among the current members of the court he is the longest-serving justice, with a tenure of 7003985200000000000♠ 9,852 days ( 7003985200000000000♠ 26 years, 355 days) as of october 13, 2018.
Thurgood marshall was the first african american judge to serve on the supreme court he fought to stop segregation in his cases as a lawyer and won most of them, like brown v board of education and chambers v florida childhood and young adult life thurgood was born in baltimore, maryland on july. A description, my journal of thurgood marshall, an american supreme court judge view from the supreme court by thurgood marshall of thurgood marshall, an. On this date, thurgood marshall was born in 1908 he was an african american lawyer and supreme court justice marshall grew up in baltimore and graduated with high honors from lincoln university in 1930.
October 19, 2016 life and legacy of supreme court justice louis brandeis melvin urofsky, author of louis d brandeis: a life, talked about the supreme court justice's life, legal career, and. The story of thurgood marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first african-american supreme court justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Professor of law, texas southern university, thurgood marshall school of law, houston, tx (2000-present) visiting district court judge, houston, tx (1997-2006) judge, 351st district court, houston, tx (1989-1996. Thurgood marshall (july 2, 1908 to january 24, 1993) was an american lawyer who was appointed as an associate justice of the supreme court in 1967 he was the first african-american to hold the. Why was johnson's appointment of thurgood marshall to the supreme court an important one thurgood marshall was a black lawyer who represented the brown family in brown versus board of education lyndon b johnson.