Thurgood was born July 2, 1908. The his place of birth is Baltimore,Maryland. This person is best known for the ending legal segregation and became the first African American justice of the supreme court. Thurgood Marshall was smart he studied law at Howard University. As counsel to the NAACP, he was brave he won the brown v. board of the education case in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools. Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, and served for 24 years. He died in Maryland on January 24, 1993.