Arago: Exhibits


An Undying Legacy

Thurgood Marshall: Celebrating One of America's Greatest Civil Rights Pioneers

Created By

Stephen Peck

Web Team Intern

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

By "clicking" on individual objects in this Arago online exhibit, you can learn more about the objects, "zoom in" to see incredible detail, and view associated object images.

By the time Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the United States Supreme Court on June 13, 1967, he had already made his mark on the “highest court in the land.”

One of the most influential voices of the African-American civil rights movement, Marshall won more cases before the Supreme Court during his time as chief counsel of the NAACP and as U.S. Solicitor General than any American in history.

Nearly all of those cases involved Marshall dismantling the laws of legalized discrimination and creating fairness of opportunities for all.