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Moments In History: Remembering Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall was one of the country's greatest jurists and civil rights advocates, but he was also a gifted storyteller who liked to leaven even a serious tale with a sprinkling of humor. With his keen intelligence and wit, he was a source of inspiration for the young lawyers who worked in his chambers.

In a video prepared by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in recognition of African American History Month, five of Marshall’s former clerks share their recollections of the legal mastermind behind the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision who went on to become America’s first African American Supreme Court justice. The video was created in partnership with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where Marshall served before his elevation to the high court.

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