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One this day in 1967, history was made. Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American confirmed in The Supreme Court. This was an incredible feat because of the racial discord that was rampant in the United States at the time. He had been denied entry into the University of Maryland School of Law because the school had a policy that did not allow Blacks to learn beside Whites. He obtained his degree from the Howard University School of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude, (that means number one in his class) which is a really big deal. He later won a suit against the University of Maryland  for discrimination.  Thurgood Marshall served on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring. This is history you should know. Click on the link below to learn more about this accomplishment.

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