Snippets of History: On #ThisDayinHistory 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice #AceHistoryDesk – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.30: He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6928 After graduating from Lincoln University in 1930, Marshall sought admission to the University of Maryland School of Law, but was turned away because of the school’s segregation policy, which effectively forbade blacks from studying with whites……. Instead, Marshall attended Howard University Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1933. (Marshall later successfully sued Maryland School of Law for their unfair admissions policy.)….. As a lawyer, Marshall distinguished himself as one of the country’s leading advocates for individual rights, winning 29 of the 32 cases he argued in front of the Supreme Court, all of which challenged in some way the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine that had been established by the 1896 landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson…… The high-water mark of Marshall’s career as a litigator came in 1954 with his victory in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka….. In that case, Marshall argued that the ‘separate but equal’ principle was unconstitutional, and designed to keep blacks “as near [slavery] as possible.” ….. In 1961, Marshall was appointed by then-President John F. Kennedy to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a position he held until 1965, when Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, named him solicitor general……… Following the retirement of Justice Tom Clark in 1967, President Johnson appointed Marshall to the Supreme Court, a decision confirmed by the Senate with a 69-11 vote. #ThurgoodMarshall #SCOTUS #history #legalhistory #ushistory #AceHistoryNews

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Snippets of History: Part One: George Ackerman’s nearly forty year career documenting the lives of rural America for the US Department of Agriculture #AceHistoryDesk – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.30: A farm family gathers around the radio, Ingham County, Michigan August 1931 #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6926 This is one of the photographs from the collection of George Ackerman’s nearly forty year career documenting the lives of rural America for the US Department of Agriculture…… Ackerman would claim that he took over 50,000 photographs, they are a very candid look at a way of life that may be gone, but thanks to his efforts it’s now preserved for all time……Today we’ll share a few of these images of our past, hope you enjoy them #AceHistoryNews

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