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Johnson Announcing Marshall’s Appointment

 President Johnson today named Thurgood Marshall to be the first black Justice of the Supreme Court. Johnson personally announced the selection at the White House as Marshall stood beside him. Marshall, Solicitor General of the United States, will replace Justice Tom Clark who has resigned. 6/13/1967

13 Jun 1967, Washington, DC, USA — Original caption: Washington: President Johnson today named Thurgood Marshall to be the first black Justice of the Supreme Court. Johnson personally announced the selection at the White House as Marshall stood beside him. Marshall, Solicitor General of the United States, will replace Justice Tom Clark who has resigned. 6/13/1967