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Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court
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President Lyndon Johnson appoints Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court of the United States. Johnson states that appointing Marshall to the court is "the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man and the right place."

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