supreme court justice
1940 Chambers v. Florida
four black men sentenced to death for the murder of a white man; found innocent. this was the first court case where the 14th amendment was put to use
Smith v. Allright 1944
1971 Marshall visited South Korea and Japan to investigate charges of racism in the armed forces
1950 Mclaurin v. Oklahoma Board of Higher Education.
1954-55 Brown v. Board of Education
involving the issues of segregation in schools but, all had 1 common goal. Thurgood argued the case. After the plaintiffs claimed the district courts ruled for the school, they applied to supreme court. Stated the schools in fact were not equal. Later the courts ruled that separate but equal has no place in education.