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Thurgood Marshall

by Chris

This stamp commemorates Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood practiced law in Baltimore, Maryland and didn't get paid by many of his clients. He graduated from law school at Howard University. He was named chief counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1940. Then in 1965 he was named solicitor of the U.S., and when an opening occurred in the Supreme Court president Lyndon Johnson nominated him. The great jurist became the first black person to serve the in Supreme Court in 1967. Thurgood died in 1993. Thurgood Marshall was a great black jurist.