Clarence Thomas: Meet 2nd African-American to serve as justice of US Supreme Court

Clarence Thomas: Meet 2nd African-American to serve as justice of US Supreme Court

- The second African-American to serve as justice of the Supreme Court of the US, Clarence Thomas, has been celebrated by the country's embassy in Nigeria

- Thomas is one of those that have been celebrated as the United States observes Black History Month

- This gentleman is the longest-serving justice of the Supreme Court, with a tenure of over 28 years

The United States embassy has celebrated the second African-American to serve as justice of the Supreme Court of the country.

The embassy celebrated Clarence Thomas on its official Facebook page as the United States observes Black History Month.

Legit.ng gathers that Thomas succeeded Thurgood Marshall, who is the first African-American to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Clarence Thomas: Meet 2nd African-American to serve as justice of US Supreme Court
Clarence Thomas. Photo credit: Vanity Fair
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Among the current members, Thomas is the longest-serving justice of the Supreme Court, with a tenure of over 28 years.

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In other news, African-Americans have made history in the United States and are still making history in the North American country.

Thurgood Marshall was one of those that did not leave the surface of the earth without making history.

Marshall was a lawyer who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 to October 1991.

The lawyer, who was instrumental in ending legal segregation in the United States, was the first African-American to serve on the nation's highest court.

In 1954, Marshal won the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools.

Legit.ng previously reported that as Americans observe Black History Month, the United States embassy in Nigeria celebrated the life and times of Ida B Wells, who fought for equality for African-Americans, especially women.

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The embassy said the African-American journalist was an early leader in the civil rights movement who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s.

The US embassy said: "Wells arguably became the most famous black woman in America, during a life that was centered on combating prejudice and violence, who fought for equality for African Americans, especially women."

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Another African-American worth mentioning is Darryll Pines, who made history as the first-African-American to be appointed president of the University of Maryland after 164 years after the institution was established.

The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents named Pines president in the school’s 164-year history.

Pines has worked as a staff at the University of Maryland for the last 25 years and once served as dean of the School of Engineering.

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