Thurgood Marshall High School opened its doors to the first Buffalos on August 15, 2002, under Superintendent Dr. Betty Baitland and Principal Bob Banks.  The campus was named after the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Justice. 

    The campus mascot is the Buffalo Soldier represented by the Marshall Buffalo and the colors of black and gold.  In 1866 and 1867, soon after the Civil War, Congress organized the Ninth and Tenth Calvary and the Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Infantry Regiments made up of black soldiers for the western duty against the Indian Nations.  The Native Americans had such great respect for the fighting abilities of black soldiers that they called them “Buffalo Soldiers” because of the strength and courage the soldiers displayed during battle.

    The campus sits on land that belonged to the Cangelosi family since 1919.  John Cangelosi, Sr. was a strong supporter of education and of the young people in the community.  Throughout his life, he encouraged and supported young people in their agricultural projects and was one of the founders of the Fort Bend Youth Rodeo.  According to his daughter, Lee Cangelosi Barber, John Cangelosi Sr. would have been very proud and honored to know that his ranch had been chosen for the special purpose of providing opportunities for education in academics, athletics, and fine arts.  Thus, the campus was honored to remember John C. Cangelosi, Sr. by naming the campus auditorium the John C. Cangelosi, Sr. Auditorium.

    Leon Mooring/Joann Coleman Library was named after two dedicated FBISD educators.  Leon Mooring was a teacher and principal in FBISD.  Mooring was said to be a strong advocate for black students during desegregation in the community.  Joanne Coleman was a teacher at Hunters Glen Elementary and a strong advocate for reading.  She is remembered fondly by the many students lives she touched as “one of those teachers who touch your life forever”.  

    The following principals have served the Thurgood Marshall High School Community since it's inception in August 2002:

    1st Principal:  Robert "Bob" Banks  Years Served:  2002-2007

    2nd Principal:  Alonzo "Al" Reynolds, III.  Years Served:  2007-2010

    3rd Principal:  Trevor Lemon Years Served:  2010-2012

    4th Principal:  Shirley Rose-Gilliam Years Served:  2012-2013

    5th Principal:  Cozette Church-Gaston Years Served: 2013-2016

    6th Principal:  Alfred Holland  Years Served:  2016-2018

    7th Principal: Dr. Ogechi Uwaga-Sanders  Years Searved: 2018- Current 

    Dr. Uwaga-Sanders graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Environmental Toxicology from Texas Southern University. She completed her Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration from Texas Southern University. With over 15 years’ experience in education, Dr. Sanders has served as a chemistry teacher, chemistry specialist, and as an assistant principal at the Houston Independent School District and three years within the Fort Bend Independent School District as an associate principal at George Bush High School. She now proudly serves as Principal of Thurgood Marshall HS. She loves sports, traveling, and spending time with her family.