BILWisdom 3 September 2021

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Thurgood Marshall (1903 – 1993) was an American lawyer and an influential leader of the civil rights movement in the United States of America. He formed the legal strategy that ended the country’s official policy of segregation and was the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court where he served as Associate Justice from 1967 – 1991.

As an attorney, he argued a record-breaking 32 cases before the Supreme Court, 29 of which he won. Among his cases, he successfully challenged a “whites-only” primary election in the state of Texas as well as a case where the Supreme Court decided that restrictive covenants barring black people from buying or renting homes were unenforceable in state courts.

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