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National Heritage Lecture: A Look Back at Justice Thurgood Marshall

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President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court of the United States on June 13, 1967. The Senate confirmed him on August 30, 1967. Justice Marshall was the first African-American to serve on the Court. Prior to his service on the Supreme Court, he was a lawyer for the NAACP, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Solicitor General. Several of Justice Marshall’s former law clerks will host a conversation about his career, his service on the bench, and his impact on their legal careers.

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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale. He clerked for Justice Marshall in the October 1980 Term.
Paul A. Engelmayer is a United States District Judge for the Southern District Court of New York. He clerked for Justice Marshall in the October 1988 Term.
Douglas H. Ginsburg is Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He clerked for Justice Marshall in the October 1974 Term.
Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. She clerked for Justice Marshall in the October 1987 Term.
Randall L. Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School. He clerked for Justice Marshall in the October 1983 Term.

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