Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908. He attended Howard University Law School. After graduating from college he went to work for the NAACP. He also practiced as a lawyer. His most famous victory was in 1954, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. This historic decision overturned segregation in the Topeka schools. He was appointed to the Supreme Court and served there until he retired in 1991. He died two years later.