AP Human Geography
Thurgood Marshall has demonstrated outstanding achievements that are embodied in the
IB Learner Profile. Thurgood Marshall strived to be knowledgeable, a thinker, and principled.
Thurgood Marshall was the first African American Supreme Court Justice.
Born in Baltimore,
Maryland on July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was the grandson of a slave. His father set a good example and instilled a love for the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. Throughout his life he set new precedents and set a good example for being knowledgeable, a great thinker, and being well principled.
Ever since a young age, Thurgood Marshall has crave knowledge and has been raised to love The United States Constitution and had the rule of law. He was fortunate to have the opportunity to go to school. Thurgood followed his brother, William Aubrey Marshall, at the historically black Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania. His classmates at Lincoln included a group of future Black leaders such as the poet and author Langston Hughes, the future
President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, and musician Cab Calloway. He continued on with his education, he applied to the University of Maryland Law School, but was denied acceptance because he was Black. After this, Thurgood sought admission and was accepted at the Howard
University Law School that same year and came under the immediate influence of the new dean,