Famous People Born in 1908
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Judge, Supreme Court Justice / 1908 - 1993
Thurgood Marshall was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court.
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profile name: Thurgood Marshall profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Judge, Supreme Court Justice
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profile name: Lyndon B. Johnson profile occupation: U.S. President, U.S. Vice President
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profile name: Jimmy Stewart profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor
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profile name: Sam Giancana profile occupation: Organized Crime Boss
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profile name: Baby Face Nelson profile occupation: Criminal
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profile name: Henri Cartier-Bresson profile occupation: Photographer, Filmmaker
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