• Thurgood Marshall was the
ﬁrst African American
person in the Supreme
Court. He had two kids and
he lived in Baltimore,
• Thurgood was born in
Baltimore, Maryland on July
2, 1908. (Fact Monster)
Where he lived and went
• Thurgood was born and raised
in Baltimore, Maryland. He
lived there almost his whole
life. He went to high school at
Frederick Douglass High
School, Baltimore, Maryland.
He went to college at Lincoln
University, Pennsylvania. He
went to Law School at
• He had two parents, the fathers
name was William Marshall, and
his mothers name was Norma, his
brothers name was William Aubrey
Marshall. His ﬁrst wife's name was
Vivien Burey and he was married
to her from 1930-1955. His
seconds wife's name was Cecilia A.
Suyat and they had two children
together. They were married from
1955-1993. He had two sons,
Thurgood Marshall Jr. and John
• His father was the grandson of a
slave and he worked at an
exclusive club. While his mother,
Norma, was a kindergarten
teacher. One of his favorite past
times was to listen to cases at the
local court house. People wonder
how he became interested in law,
and as he recalls him and his
dad and brother always argued
at the dinner table. They argued
5 out 7 nights at dinner.
Why did I choose him?
• Thurgood Marshall wasn't
only another man in the
suprme court justice. This
man didn't care about
another mans skin color or
anything of that sort, he just
wanted what was right.
Which was to end
Their influence and
what I can do.
• Thurgood Marshall inﬂuenced me to
never give up on my dreams. He
didn't. He would ﬁght for what he
wanted and after that segregation was
no longer legal. Biography.com
• Segregation is wrong and I would like
to stop that. Some people still do it
today and I would tell them that it's
wrong and against the law. I would
also try to make the right things
happen. Which is what he did while
he was in the Supreme Court.
• July 2, 1908 Thurgood Marshall is born. Thurgood Marshall was born in Maryland. His dad worked at a club while him mother was a teacher.
• 1920 Thurgood's home life. Thurgood remembered that when he was young, he and his father would debate local court cases at dinner. This prepared
him for his goals in life.
• 1930 Thurgood graduates from college. Thurgood graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln University.
• 1934 Thurgood graduates from law school. After college, Thurgood attended law school at Howard University. When he graduated he began practicing
law in Maryland and working with the NAACP.
• 1943 The integration of the schools. Thurgood worked to get the schools in New York integrated so that African Americans and whites could go to the
• 1946 Thurgood is awarded a medal. The NAACP awarded Thurgood with the Spingarn Award for his service.
• 1951 A trip to Korea to examine the troops. Thurgood was sent to Korea to inspect the US troops there. He was to determine whether or not there was
racism being practiced in the military.
• 1954 He makes segregation illegal in the US
• 1956 The end of the Birmingham bus boycott. Thurgood helped end the famous bus boycot
• 1957 Thurgood opens his own law ﬁrm. Thurgood opened his own non-proﬁt law ﬁrm to try NAACP cases. It was separate from the NAACP.
• 1961 An appointment to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Thurgood was appointed to the circuit court by President John F. Kennedy after the
president was impressed with Thurgood's work.
• 1967 He becomes a supreme court justice. After working as the US Solicitor General, Thurgood became a Supreme Court Justice.
• 1991 He retires from the Supreme Court. After 24 years of service, Thurgood retired from the Supreme Court.
• 1992 Thurgood is awarded again. Thurgood was awarded the Liberty Medal to thank him for his many years of protecting people's
• 1993 Thurgood Marshall dies. Thurgood died at the age of 84 in Maryland. He worked tirelessly for the rights of all Americans, and he will always be
remembered for his diligence in human rights.
Impact on society
• Marshall impacted all of the
African Americans lives by
making segregation illegal.
He was the ﬁrst African
American to be in court and
that was actually fair. (Fact
Events to becoming a
• Throughout his life he knew
that segregation was wrong. He
would debate about things that
would happen in court with his
dad and brother at dinner when
he was young. He had always
wanted to have to do with law,
but since he was black he
couldn't do that. So he decided
to ﬁght against segregation.
Now he is known for being the
ﬁrst African American person to
go into court. (Fact monster)
• I believe that Thurgood
Marshall was a very
inspiring man. He fought for
what was right and I think
that we all should do that.