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United Press International [Cartoon of Thurgood Marshall]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09741.02 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 13 June 1967 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 27.4 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto of a newspaper cartoon depicting Thurgood Marshall receiving his Supreme Court robe. The cartoon shows a tailor giving Thurgood Marshall his robe, on which is written the words, "First Negro on the Supreme Court." A caption about the cartoon reads, "Should be a good fit...it took us 177 years to make." A press caption along the side of the photograph reads, "WASHINGTON: Basset cartoon for 6/14. UPI TELEPHOTO."

People: Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican Americans in GovernmentSupreme CourtHumor and SatireRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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