Thurgood Marshall Elementary School was opened in the fall of 2003 with a focus on achieving academic excellence. The school was named after Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice and civil rights advocate.
Born July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall, is most known for his leadership role in the Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka case that ultimately ended school segregation. Marshall also worked as an attorney for the NAACP for many years fighting to end discrimination.
In 1967, justice Thurgood Marshall was nominated for the United States Supreme Court. He took his seat that same year and for nearly twenty five years fought to uphold individual rights and was involved in many landmark cases.