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Today I was born I was the second son of William Marshall my dad I was born on July 2 1908 in West Baltimore Maryland My father worked as a dining car waiter for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad This job was descent for African Americans at that time My aunt once remarked that when I was a child I was very cute and I had big dark eyesOn September 4 1929 I married a women named Vivian Burey although she was older then me I still accepted her On that year I married Vivian later we moved into a small house in Oxford and I became a bellhoper and waiter During college years I was playing more than studying and usually I got Bs and Cs as a grade but Vivian turned me around and encouraged me to work harder After that I started getting AsIn 1932 I was a second year law student in college and I was asked to write an argument from my favorite teacher Mr Hastie Mr Hastie was a graduate from Harvard University and was the first African American Federal Judge Even though I lost side of the case I learned a lot about actual practice law In 1933 I was the first graduate student in my law class Although Harvard University offered me a scholarship I turned it down because I wanted to achieve my future dream practice law In 1933 I opened a small office in Baltimore Although African American lawyers were rare because a majority of judges were white African Americans would often hire white lawyers In the first year of working I had to pay 1000 for rent That was a lot of money at that timeWhen working in law I accepted people who needed lawyers for free and news went around about what I was doing and more and more people started coming I was chosen to join the NAACP in 1934 I was
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