Today in Black History: June 13, 1967

Thrugood Marshall and President Lyndon Johnson
Today in 1967, president Lyndon Johnson, appointed U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to fill the seat of retiring judge, Tom C. Clark. After The Senate had a heated debate, Marshall had won enough votes to win the seat, making him the first African American to be elected into the U.S. Supreme court. On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, and served on the U.S. Supreme court from 1967-1991.

Thurgood Marshall

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