Thurgood Marshall

One of America's Greatest Civil Rights Pioneers
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37-cent Thurgood Marshall stamp

Virtual Exhibit
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The 37-cent 1964 Civil Rights Act stamp was issued on August 30, 2005.

An Undying Legacy

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.

Created by Stephen Peck, Web Team Intern, National Postal Museum