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As a child growing up in Baltimore's middle-class black neighborhoods, Thurgood Marshall learned right from wrong. A black lawyer in the 1940s and '50s, he traveled the South, a lonely warrior in the fight to end discrimination--he was "Mr. Civil Rights". Armed with the belief that equality for blacks was inevitable, the Supreme Court became his battlefield in 32 cases--29 of which he won--before he was appointed to sit on the High Court--the first African-American Justice in U.S. history.

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