Tribute to William T. Coleman

William T. Coleman was the first black law clerk in the U.S. Supreme Court. He clerked for Justice Felix Frankfurter, after which he… read more

William T. Coleman was the first black law clerk in the U.S. Supreme Court. He clerked for Justice Felix Frankfurter, after which he worked for the NAACP. In 1995 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian award. At a ceremony held in the U.S. Supreme Court courtroom, Mr. Coleman was praised by friends and colleagues and was presented with the Wickersham Award for exceptional public service and dedication to the legal profession. close

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Tribute to William T. Coleman

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Program ID:
79239-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Public Affairs Event
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 22, 1997
Last Aired:
Mar 23, 1997

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  • Mar 22, 1997 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 23, 1997 | 1:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 23, 1997 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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