Ray, a blue square raising his arms, is dressed as Thurgood Marshall in a Judge Dredd helmet. I AM THE LAW is spelled out in the letters of his famous cases.

June 13, 1967

Thurgood Marshall is nominated for the Supreme Court. He later becomes the first Black person to serve as justice in the highest court in the land.

Some of his greatest hits include:

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Chambers v. Florida
Sweatt v. Painter
Shepherd v. Florida
Shelley v. Kraemer
Smith v. Allwright
Adams v. United States

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