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Thurgood Marshall on Telephone in Oval Office

 Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, calls his wife on the Oval Office telephone to let her know of his nomination. President Lyndon B. Johnson looks on.

13 Jun 1967 — Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, calls his wife on the Oval Office telephone to let her know of his nomination. President Lyndon B. Johnson looks on.