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Weaver Appointed

Robert C. Weaver is appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He is the first black to hold a Cabinet position in U.S. history.

Brooke Serves in Senate

Edward Brooke (Massachusetts Republican) becomes the first black to serve in the Senate since Reconstruction.

Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court

Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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