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Reuters [Photograph of Clarence Thomas taking the oath at the Supreme Court]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09741.07 Author/Creator: Reuters Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 10 September 1991 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 19.8 x 25.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One press photograph of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas taking his oath before his confirmation hearings dated September 10, 1991. On the reverse side is a newspaper clipping pasted with a caption. The caption identifies Thomas taking his oath before Joseph Biden. The text reads, "Thomas promised to remember the values of his heritage as a poor black from the South if he is confirmed by the Senate."

Background Information: At the time Biden was serving as the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.

People: Thomas, Clarence, 1948-
Biden, Joseph R., 1942-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican Americans in GovernmentSupreme CourtNomination

Sub Era: Facing the New Millennium

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