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Thurgood Marshall

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Dave McPherson

on 1 May 2014

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Thurgood Marshall
by: Katie Baker

Thurgood was born on July 2, 1908
Brown vs Board of Edu.
He led the legal team that argued with the U.S Supreme Court. Thurgood won in the favor of integration schools.
The Real Deal
The president, John F. Kennedy, added him to the second Circuit Court of Appeals in the year 1961.
Murray vs Pearson
His first victory as a civil rights attorney. It was against the school he couldn't attend, University of MD. Thurgood challenged the segregation policy, meaning that black people couldn't attend the university. He successfully got rid of the policy.
The First
Thurgood became the first black U.S solicitor general in 1965.
He won 14 of the 19 cases he took on.
In Baltimore,Maryland.
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