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Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Smiling

Associate Supreme Court Justice Swear In. Thurgood Marshall in his robe prior to being sworn in as the first Negro member of the U. S. Supreme Court, October 2nd. Marshall, the great-grandson of a slave, swore to "do equal right to the poor and the rich" as he took the oath at the opening session of the court.

02 Oct 1967, Washington, DC, USA — Original caption: Washington, D. C….Associate Supreme Court Justice Swear In. Thurgood Marshall in his robe prior to being sworn in as the first Negro member of the U. S. Supreme Court, October 2nd. Marshall, the great-grandson of a slave, swore to “do equal right to the poor and the rich” as he took the oath at the opening session of the court.