Today in History: January 24, 1993

Justice Thurgood Marshall Dies

Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, dies at age 84. Before joining the court in 1967, Marshall led the Legal Defense and Educational Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court in 1953.