Civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall is being introduced to a whole new generation through Marshall, a biopic starring Chadwick Boseman (out October 13). But long before Hollywood choose to share his story, the Supreme Court Justice who was the grandson of slaves, was changing the world, one ruling at a time. 

Despite being a passive student in high school, Marshall would become the leader of the early civil rights movement with cases like Murray v. Pearson in 1935 that admitted the first African-American into the University of Maryland School of Law since 1890. Learn more about the iconic Thurgood Marshall.