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1961-01-20: JFK is sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren as the Clerk of the Supreme Court holds a Kennedy family bible.

U.S. On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Edu, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. When Linda Brown was denied admission to her local elementary school, NAACP took up her case and her African American lawyer (and future Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshal led her legal team. This decision served to greatly motivate the civil rights movement of the 50's and…


ohn Earl Warren, Jr. (November 16, 1946 – January 14, 1969) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. Warren joined the Army from New York City in 1967.

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Charles V. Bush dies at 72; first black Supreme Court page

On May 17, 1954 the Earl Warren-led Supreme Court issued its 8-0 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, outlawing school segregation throughout the United States. Just a few months later, Warren and the Court set the example when Charles V. Bush, then 14 years old, was selected as the first African American Supreme Court page.


Jack and Jackie's last Presidential reception - on November 20, 1963 - for the federal judiciary. The members of the U.S. Supreme Court were in attendance. The Kennedys pose with Chief Justice Earl Warren and his wife.


THURGOOD MARSHALL | Today in History - October 2, 1967: Chief Justice Earl Warren swears in Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. || Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 - January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991.