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Justice Thurgood Marshall Wearing Robe

 Thurgood Marshall poses in his robes just before taking his seat as the first Negro member of the US Supreme Court today. Marshall, the great grandson of a slave, swore to do equal right to the poor and the rich as he took oath at the opening session of the court.

02 Oct 1967, Washington, DC, USA — Original caption: Thurgood Marshall poses in his robes just before taking his seat as the first Negro member of the US Supreme Court today. Marshall, the great grandson of a slave, swore to do equal right to the poor and the rich as he took oath at the opening session of the court.