Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, 1957

On this day, August 30, in 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a United States Supreme Court justice. He was nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson, and served until 1991.

In October 2017, 50 years since his confirmation, and 60 since his sitting with Karsh, director Reginald Hudlin’s biopic, Marshall, opens in cinemas.

See the Lyndon B. Johnson sittings.