Black History Month: Profile: Thurgood Marshall

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Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), the grandson of a slave, became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, serving from 1967 until 1991. Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Marshall successfully challenged the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., in 1954. He also served as chief counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

From the Feb. 15-21, 2006, issue

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