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Thurgood Marshall poses with his his wife Celia, and their two sons

New Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall poses with his his wife Celia, and their two sons, Thurgood Jr. and John, outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington. On Sept. 2, 1967, Chief Justice Earl Warren gave the oath to Marshall, who became the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall retired in October 1991 and was replaced by Clarence Thomas.

New Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall poses with his his wife Celia, and their two sons, Thurgood Jr. and John, outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington. On Sept. 2, 1967, Chief Justice Earl Warren gave the oath to Marshall, who became the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall retired in October 1991 and was replaced by Clarence Thomas.