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Marshall, Thurgood

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMarshall, ThurgoodThurgood MarshallMar‧shall, Thur‧good /ˈmɑːʃəl $ ˈmɑːr-, ˈθɜːɡʊdǁ-ɜːr-/  (1908–93) a US lawyer who became the first black member of the Supreme Court in 1967. When he was a lawyer he won many important legal cases to help black US citizens get equal rights, such as the case of brown v. board of education of topeka.
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