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Thurgood Marshall
(1908-1993) born on
Jul 02
US supreme court justice. He successfully argued "Brown v. Board of Education," 1954 to desegregate public schools; became the first black member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
         
   
F
Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.

R
I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.
A
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi . . . has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
N
Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.
K
We can always stick together when we are losing, but tend to find means of breaking up when we're winning.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: c. 1983.
R: In "International Herald Tribune," 15 Jan 1990.
A: c. 1980.
N: In "We The People," 1987.
K: In "Grace under Pressure," by Hastie, 1984.
   


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