FOP HONOREE - OCT. 2016
Born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland, Thurgood Marshall studied law at Howard University. As counsel to the NAACP, he utilized the judiciary to champion equality for African Americans. In 1954, he won the Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools.
Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, the first African American, and served for 24 years.
He died in Maryland on January 24, 1993.