Justice Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court official portrait, January 1976.
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Black and white official portrait of a robed Marshall, head and shoulders.

Credit: Library of Congress

Long one of the nation's finest African American schools, Lincoln University's graduates include South Carolina Congressman Thomas Miller (1872), the first president of South Carolina State University; poet Langston Hughes (1926); Nnamdi Azikiwe(1930), the first president of Nigeria; Kwame Nkrumah (1939), the first president of Ghana; and Thurgood Marshall (1930), the United States" first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

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