Thurgood Marshall on Supreme Court Steps (1958)

Thurgood Marshall founded LDF in 1940 and served as its first President and Director-Counsel. He was trained by his mentor Charles Hamilton Houston, the dean of Howard Law School, who conceived the legal strategy that ended the country’s official policy of segregation. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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