|In 1967, President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated
Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) to become a Supreme Court Justice.
Marshall was approved by the Congress and became the first
African-American Supreme Court Justice. He had previously served as
a barrister for the NAACP for twenty three years, and his record
for cases argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court was 29-3. He
was well-known for winning Brown v. Board of Education of
Topeka in 1954. This case established that segregation in
public schools was unconstitutional, and it was a milestone for the
Civil Rights Movement.