African-American Museum Announces Clarence Thomas Display, New Stamp

by Krystal Franklin

September 29, 2017

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Rejoice! The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture unveiled its latest exhibit, one that would feature Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

In a statement to the Washington Times the museum says, “the display honors both of the black justices who ascended to the pinnacle of the legal profession. The other is Thurgood Marshall.”

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When conservatives first realized Thomas hadn’t been included in the historic museum, some cited bias from the Smithsonian higher-ups.

“…it’s ‘surprising that it has taken so long’ for the museum to acknowledge such a ‘seminal figure on the U.S. Supreme Court’,” Ronald D. Rotunda, professor of jurisprudence at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University said.

In related news, the Smithsonian will make its debut into the stamp world next month.

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As part of the US Postal Services Forever series, it will go on sale October 13 after a dedication ceremony at the actual museum.

Designed by art director and typographer Antonio Alcalà, the stamp features an existing photo of the museum taken by Alan Karchmer.

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