The University of Virginia’s Miller Center has released audio tapes of former US President Lyndon B. Johnson discussing Lincoln University alumnus and acclaimed civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall as a potential candidate for appointment to the US Supreme Court in 1967.
The release honors Marshall’s confirmation to the court on this date 50 years ago.
#OTD 1967, Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as a judge for #SCOTUS. Listen to this recording from our #LBJTapes. pic.twitter.com/XQfLbYangu
— Miller Center (@Miller_Center) August 30, 2017