By the time Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the United States Supreme Court on June 13, 1967, he had already made his mark on the “highest court in the land.”
One of the most influential voices of the African-American civil rights movement, Marshall won more cases before the Supreme Court during his time as chief counsel of the NAACP and as U.S. Solicitor General than any American in history.
Nearly all of those cases involved Marshall dismantling the laws of legalized discrimination and creating fairness of opportunities for all.
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Uno de los mayores pioneros de los derechos civiles de Estados Unidos
Cuando Thurgood Marshall fue nombrado miembro de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos el 13 de junio de 1967, ya había dejado su huella en el "tribunal más alto del país".