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Monday, February 5, 2018

Thurgood Marshall

This 2004 portrait bust of Thurgood Marshall by Micheal Curtis sits in the Thurgood Marshall Judiciary Building in Washington, DC.
“Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer, serving as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Prior to his judicial service, he successfully argued several cases before the Supreme Court.” – Wikipedia
Michael Curtis 2004
The inscription on the back reads:

2 July 1908 - 24 January 1993
First African American
United States Supreme Court Justice
1967 - 1991

Marshall's Official 1976 Portrait can be found in the Library of Congress.

The front of Marshall's headstone in Arlington National Cemetery identifies him as a “Civil Rights Advocate.”

The reverse identifies him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Thurgood Marshall
Associate Justice
1967 - 1991
United States Supreme Court
July 1908 -- January 24, 1993 

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