Thurgood Marshall: Meet first African-American to serve as justice of the Supreme Court in US

Thurgood Marshall: Meet first African-American to serve as justice of the Supreme Court in US

- Thurgood Marshall made history before exiting the world and he is still remembered till date

- Marshal was a lawyer who served as associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 to October 1991

- The lawyer's impact in ending segregation in the United States cannot be forgotten as history is being fair to him

African-Americans have made history in the United States and are still making history in the United States.

Legit.ng gathers that Thurgood Marshall was one of those that did not leave the surface of the earth without making history.

Marshall was a lawyer who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 to October 1991.

The lawyer, who was instrumental in ending legal segregation in the United States, was the first African-American to serve on the nation's highest court.

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Thurgood Marshall: Meet first African-American to serve as justice of the Supreme Court in US

Thurgood Marshall. Photo credit: Thurgood Marshall College Fund
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In 1954, Marshal won the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools.

Reacting on Facebook, Otunba Adams Abimbola Yusuf said: "God bless you sir. I believe we are one irrespective of our colour, ethnic backgrounds or any religion colouration. The most important thing is for us to love humanity and always do good. God bless America!"

Gabriel Maskew said: "God bless him. I could remember, on his retirement he was replaced by George Clarence Thomas."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the founder and president of Don Davis Legacy Foundation, Kiko Davis, became the only black woman in the United States that owns a bank.

The 49-year-old is the major shareholder of Detroit-based First Independence Bank.

First Independence Bank is one of the top largest black-owned banks in the United States.

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According to Davis, women of colour have an innate warrior spirit that makes them inherently effective at leading and at winning.

She said strength, courage, intelligence and analytical ability are hallmarks of any great leader, adding that a warrior spirit goes beyond that though.

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Davis said: “We possess a level of empathy for people in general with a higher level of sensitivity towards women and minorities.

"Often times, it’s a skill set that unfortunately some men and non-minorities do not possess. They simply are socialized differently. I believe in order to lead people effectively you must be able to understand them, or at least want to."

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