Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 23, 1961 Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by President John F. Kennedy

“Marshall was nominated by President John F. Kennedy for appointment to the Second Supreme Court of Appeals (New York, Connecticut, and Vermont) September 23, 1961. The appointment was confirmed by the Senate. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Judge Marshall to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. On August 30, 1967, Marshall was confirmed by the Senate to be the ninety-sixth Supreme Court Justice. He was the first African American to serve as a Justice of the Supreme court.

Justice Marshall received many awards and citations for his outstanding contributions to the field of civil rights until his death in 1993.”
Chicken and Bones

Thurgood Marshall in Action

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