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Thurgood Marshall - Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was the first African-American to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.  Before he took his seat on the high court, however, Justice Marshall was a leading civil-rights attorney who successfully argued many famous  cases, including the school-desegregation case of Brown v Board of Education of Topeka.

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Marshall to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on June 13, 1967. After a heated Senate debate, the distinguished lawyer was confirmed on August 30, 1967.

This clip - which includes historical footage - provides a glimpse into Justice Marshall's life, and early achievements, before he was sworn-in as Associate Justice on October 2, 1967.


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Clip online, courtesy Schlessinger Video Productions, a Division of Library Video Company.

 

 

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