Sept. 13, 1961 - Thurgood Marshall (pictured right with Roy Wilkins), chief counsel to the NAACP, is slated for appointment to one of three new judgeships on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Marshall, a Negro, has been in the forefront of the fight to end segregation in Southern schools and to attain equal rights for Negroes in public transportation and other areas. When Mr. Marshall is nominated, his appointment would require Senate confirmation. Any hearings on the nomination would be conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee headed by Senator James O. Eastland of Mississippi, one of the nation's leading segregationists.
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