Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall and President Johnson.

Civil Rights Lawyer & Supreme Court Justice.

Thurgood Marshall, a graduate of Howard Law School and lead attorney for the NAACP’s desegregation cases of Brown v. Board of Education and others, was the first African American on the high bench. He was appointed by President Johnson in 1967. How did he serve as a justice? Read Marshall’s bio at regarding his life and time on the Supreme Court and answer the following questions.


Questions for Completion:

1. What did Thurgood Marshall do in his earlier years?

2. What are some of his accomplishments? ?

3. How did he serve on the Supreme Court?


Photo/Image: Thurgood Marshall with President Johnson, White House photo