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Thurgood Marshall successfully argued the 1954 landmark case Brown v. Board of Education, ordering desegregation of public schools. He later became the first African-American appointed to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American jurist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. ... Holding Racial segregation of students in public schools violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, because separate facilities are inherently unequal. ...


The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) was established in 1987 to carry on Justice Thurgood Marshall's legacy of equal access to higher education by supporting exceptional merit scholars attending America's Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges (OAPBC) created TMSF with Justice Marshall's support. [OAPBC is an information and advocacy unit of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) in cooperation with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.] Today, 47 schools are members of the TMSF, including many of the nation's largest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American jurist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. ... The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is the oldest higher-education association within the US. External link NASULGC official web site Categories: Substubs ...


To date, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $50 million in scholarships, capacity building and programmatic support. More than 5000 Thurgood Marshall Scholars have graduated and are making valuable contributions to science, technology, government, human service, business, education and various communities thanks to the support they received from TMSF.


Alumni of TMSF member schools include civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson; CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley; NFL football great Walter Payton; actress Lynn Whitfield; opera star Jessye Norman and astronaut Ronald McNair, who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just after it launched in January 1986. Jesse Jackson The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. ... Ed Bradley (born June 22, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American journalist, reporting for CBS News since 1967. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ... Lynn Whitfield (born May 06, 1953) is an African American actress most famous for portraying African American entertainment pioneer Josephine Baker in 1991. ... Jessye Norman Jessye Norman (born September 15, 1945) is an American soprano opera singer. ... Ronald Ewald McNair, Ph. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, after Columbia. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Thanks to TMSF scholarships and programs, public historically black colleges and universities are preparing a new generation of leaders.


Corporate Leadership Awards. Given by TMSF in recognition of the commitment of a business to the TMSF, its 45 member institutions and the students educated at those schools.

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