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On August 30, 1967, history was made. In the height of racial tensions in the United States, the first African-American was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. That man was Thurgood Marshall. This is a remarkable accomplishment given the fact that he was denied entrance to the University of Maryland  School of Law due to their segregation policy where Blacks were forbidden to learn alongside Whites. He attended Howard University Law school and graduated magna cum laude …that’s a really big deal. He did later successfully sue the University of Maryland for their discriminatory practices. Thurgood Marshall served on the Supreme Court for 24 years until he retired. Some history lessons should be taught over and over again. This is one. Click the link below to read more about this remarkable moment in history.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thurgood-marshall-confirmed-as-supreme-court-justice

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