First African American on the US Supreme Court

June 13, 1967

First African American on the US Supreme Court

President Lyndon B. Johnson made history on June 13, 1967, when he nominated Thurgood Marshall the nation's first African American Supreme Court Justice. Marshall was confirmed by the Senate on August 30.

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