Cecilia Suyat Marshall

Cecilia Suyat Marshall (July 20, 1928 – November 22, 2022) was an American civil rights activist and historian from Hawaii who was married to Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, from 1955 until his death in 1993. She was of Filipino descent. Her life is featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian and she was recorded by the Library of Congress regarding her experiences with civil rights in the United States. In the 1940s and 1950s, she served as a stenographer and private secretary for the NAACP in Washington, D.C.

Cecilia Suyat Marshall
Cecilia (left) along with Thurgood Marshall (right), and their sons in 1965
Cecilia Suyat

(1928-07-20)July 20, 1928
DiedNovember 22, 2022(2022-11-22) (aged 94)
OccupationCivil rights activist and historian
(m. 1955; died 1993)

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