Thurgood Marshall

 
 

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1  Lawyer who defended people at a time when not all people had equal rights; first African American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (3.11b)

first african american Supreme court justice

Thurgood Marshall was a lawyer who defended people who were treated unfairly.  He helped change the law that required black and white children to attend different schools. Later he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court where he was the first African American justice.  His actions helped many people get equal rights.1