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Thurgood Marshall The first African-American Supreme Court Justice Although he lived in a time of great peril and reconstruction Thugood Marshall made a stand As a college aged boy Thurgood tried to enter The University of Maryland Law School but was rejected because he was black and although he was rejected he did not give up hope Another opportunity presented itself in the form of Howard University Law School Marshall was impressed by and became friends with the dean Charles Hamilton Houston who instilled on all of his students to apply the Constitution to ALL Americans Marshall went through Law School without any trouble and won his first major case when he sued Maryland U Law School to admit a younger black graduate into the school Thurgood followed his College dean to New York to The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP It was during this time that Mr Marshall was asked by the United Nations to draft the Constitutions of TWO African nations Ghana and what is now Tanzania Ghanas president was Kwame Nkrumah a High School friend of Thurgoods In 1936 Marshall abandoned a private law practice in Baltimore and moved to New York City where he became a staff lawyer of the NAACP From 1939 to 1961 he served as director and chief counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund At the NAACP Marshall helped develop and implement a strategy to fight racial segregation throughout the United States He worked closely with local communities and individuals to build support for this plan He argued numerous cases in local state and federal courts as well as the United States Supreme Court Marshall won almost all of the cases he argued before the Supreme Court In Chambers v Florida 1940 he persuaded the Supreme Court to overturn a criminal conviction based on a coerced confession In Smith v Allwright 1944 Marshall convinced the court to
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