DIRECTOR OF LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND OF NAACP (1939-1961); ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (1967-1991)
Championing Civil Rights.
Marshall's years at the NAACP were spent representing people who had been denied their legal rights because of their race. He won twenty-nine of the thirty-two civil rights cases he brought before the Supreme Court including the 1950 Sweatt v. Painter which set the ground for Brown.
In the National Spotlight.
Marshall's most notable case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, put segregation squarely before the nation in 1954. He argued, along with George Hayes and James Nabrit,...
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