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On This Date in Legal History

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the United States Supreme Court. On August 30, 1967, the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he became the first African-American to serve on the Court. Read the Congressional Record here– http://goo.gl/yKSlzW. Learn more … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was born. He was the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He left a monumental imprint on the nation’s civil rights history. To learn about this highly regarded jurist, go … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1944 Irene Amos Morgan, an African American woman, was traveling on a bus in Virginia (on her way to Maryland) when she was asked by the driver to give up her seat for a white passenger. She was told … Continue reading

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February is National African American History Month

In honor of National African American History Month, I recommend watching the film “Mr. Civil Rights—Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP.”  The film traces Thurgood Marshall’s life as a civil rights attorney. Prior to becoming the first African American Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Thurgood Marshall

On January 24, 1993, former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (also known as “Mr. Civil Rights”) passed away. He was a revered attorney, civil rights leader, and Supreme Court Justice. To get a glimpse into his life and career watch Biography at http://goo.gl/cfB6FR.

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On This Date in Legal History

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the United States Supreme Court. On this date in 1967 the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he became the first African-American to serve on the Court. Read the Congressional Record here– http://goo.gl/yKSlzW. Learn … Continue reading

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Thurgood Marshall

On August 30, 1967, the Senate confirmed President Johnson’s nominee, Thurgood Marshall, to the United States Supreme Court. View the Congressional Record from that day at http://goo.gl/yKSlzW.

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was born. He was the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He left a monumental imprint on the nation’s civil rights history. To learn about this highly regarded jurist, go … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Court unanimously held that the doctrine of “separate but equal” is inherently unequal, so it ordered the integration of … Continue reading

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February is National African American History Month

In honor of National African American History Month I recommend watching the film “Mr. Civil Rights—Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP.”  The film traces Thurgood Marshall’s life as a civil rights attorney.  Prior to becoming the first African American Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Thurgood Marshall

On this date in 1993 former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (also known as “Mr. Civil Rights”) passed away.  He was a revered attorney, civil rights leader, and Supreme Court Justice.  To get a glimpse into his life and career … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1952 and 1953 the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  Learn more at http://goo.gl/ti9gZN and https://goo.gl/orzmft.

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On This Date in Legal History

On December 28, 1958, a Howard University African American law student, Bruce Boynton, boarded a Trailways bus in Washington DC.  He was heading to Alabama, when his bus stopped for forty-five minutes at a Trailways Bus Terminal in Richmond, Virginia. … Continue reading

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Justice Thurgood Marshall

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the United States Supreme Court.  On this date in 1967 the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he became the first African-American to serve on the Court.  Read the Congressional Record here– http://goo.gl/yKSlzW.   … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1954 the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered the integration of the public schools.  Read more about this landmark decision @ http://bit.ly/1IFzrbt and http://bit.ly/1FruRNB.

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Law Day Is Tomorrow…

The made-for-television movie Separate But Equal traces NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall’s legal fight against segregation. The former Supreme Court Justice was the lead attorney in the Brown v. Board of Education case. This dramatization of that legal battle teaches about the court … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1944 Irene Amos Morgan, an African American woman, was traveling on a bus in Virginia (on her way to Maryland) when she was asked by the driver to give up her seat for a white passenger. He requested that … Continue reading

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February is National African American History Month

In honor of National African American History Month I recommend watching the film “Mr. Civil Rights—Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP.”  The film traces Thurgood Marshall’s life as a civil rights attorney.  Prior to becoming the first African American Supreme Court … Continue reading

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On This Day in Legal History

On December 28, 1958, a Howard University African American law student, Bruce Boynton, boarded a Trailways bus in Washington DC.  He was heading to Alabama, when his bus stopped for forty-five minutes at a Trailways Bus Terminal in Richmond, Virginia. … Continue reading

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Which Supreme Court Justice was confirmed on this date?

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the United States Supreme Court.  On this date in 1967 the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he became the first African-American to serve on the Court.  Read the Congressional Record here– http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/240_1967.pdf.   … Continue reading

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