6 Facts About Thurgood Marshall

1. In 1987, Thurgood Marshall gave a controversial speech on the occasion of the bicentennial celebrations of the Constitution of the United States.

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2. In a private letter to Hoover, Thurgood Marshall "attacked Howard as a 'rugged individualist' who did not speak for the NAACP.

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3. In total, Thurgood Marshall won 29 out of the 32 cases he argued before the Supreme Court.

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4. In 1933, Thurgood Marshall graduated first in his law class at Howard.

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5. In his second year Thurgood Marshall participated in a sit-in protest against segregation at a local movie theater.

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6. In his first year Thurgood Marshall opposed the integration of African-American professors at the university.

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