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Today at the Court - Monday, Sep 16, 2019


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Did You Know...

Before they were Justices: Tom Clark and the “Freedom Train”


Prior to joining the Court, Tom Clark served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1945 to 1949. While Attorney General, he led an initiative to reawaken in the American people an appreciation for the country’s heritage. Clark proposed a nationwide traveling exhibit that would bring landmark historical documents to the American people. The seven-car “Freedom Train” departed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 17, 1947, with nearly 130 documents. They included Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, and the original House Joint Resolution proposing the Nineteenth Amendment. Nearly 3.5 million people across 48 states boarded the Freedom Train before it made its final stop in Washington, D.C., in January 1949. Later that year, President Harry S. Truman appointed Clark to the Supreme Court, where he served for 17 years before retiring in 1977.

 

Pathfinder news magazine featuring Attorney General Tom C. Clark and the Freedom Train on the cover, September 24, 1947.
Pathfinder news magazine featuring Attorney General Tom C. Clark and the Freedom Train on the cover, September 24, 1947.
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