Jefferson Thomas

Jefferson Thomas' Death

Born (Birthday) September 19, 1942

Death Date September 5, 2010

Age of Death 67 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Jefferson Thomas died at the age of 67. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous as a member of The Little Rock Nine, he was a joint recipient of the 1999 Congressional Gold Medal, which was awarded four decades after he and eight other young people became the first African American students to attend Little Rock Central High School.

Before entering Little Rock Central High School in his sophomore year, he was a member of the track team at the nearby, segregated Horace Mann High School.

He attended Wayne State University and Los Angeles State College and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.