Thurgood Marshall

The Baltimore native and Frederick Douglass High School grad, appointed chief counsel for the NAACP in 1940, successfully argued against school segregation before the U.S. Supreme Court, which outlawed the practice with its 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 -- the first African-American to serve on the court -- and remained there until 1991.
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