July 2, 1908 CE – Birth of Thurgood Marshall, First African-American Supreme Court Justice

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July 2, 1908 CE – Birth of Thurgood Marshall, First African-American Supreme Court JusticeRate this post The American judicial system – an effective instrument for social change in the middle of the 20th century – would be forever changed thanks to a humble birth in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908. William Marshall, a porter for the local railroad, and his wife Norma, a teacher, welcomed a baby boy named Thoroughgood to their family on this summer Thursday. Nearly six decades later, Thurgood – a name he created in second grade because it was easier to spell – would be approved by the United States Senate as the first African-American […]