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Thurgood Marshall Before His Swearing in at the Supreme Court

Thurgood Marshall gets a last minute check from his wife, Cecilia Suyat, before his swearing in at the Supreme Court in 1967. Marshall was the first African American justice in the Supreme Court's 178-year history. Marshall is wearing the robe he used when he was judge in New york City's Second District Court of Appeals.

02 Oct 1967 — Thurgood Marshall gets a last minute check from his wife, Cecilia Suyat, before his swearing in at the Supreme Court in 1967. Marshall was the first African American justice in the Supreme Court’s 178-year history. Marshall is wearing the robe he used when he was judge in New york City’s Second District Court of Appeals.