June 13, 1967

Former NAACP chief counsel Thurgood Marshall – who led the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education case that outlawed segregation in public schools – is nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the nation’s first black justice. He was sworn in on Oct. 2.…

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Thousands in LA salute Ali

LOS ANGELES – Tucked in a corner, just a step or two from costumed characters and the scurry of Hollywood streets, sits Muhammad Ali’s “Walk of Fame” star, encased on a wall outside the Dolby Theater, adorned with a memorial reef and flowers and the site of hundreds of adoring fans who’ve come to pay…

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‘He was the greatest’

LOUISVILLE – Former President Bill Clinton, Hollywood actor Will Smith and former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis are among the thousands of dignitaries, elected officials and A-list celebrities expected here June 10 as thousands gather to pay final respects to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died June 3 from complications from Parkinson’s disease. Ali was 74.…

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