1967-1991, Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall


This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall History Mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs. An image of Thurgood Marshall and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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After graduating from Howard University School of Law, Thurgood Marshall founded the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.  He argued several cases before the Supreme Court including Brown v. Board of Education, which held that racial segregation in public education was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. In 1961, John F. Kennedy appointed Marshall to the U.S. Court of Appeals.  In 1967, Lyndon Johnson nominated Marshall to succeed retiring Associate Justice Tom C. Clark.  Marshall was the 96th justice of the Supreme Court and the first African-American.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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