I don't know if this site is credible, but I did a google for Warner T.
McGuinn Thurgood Marshall and found many sites that claim Mr. McGuinn
mentored Thurgood Marshall.
It is sort of nice to realize that Mark Twain didn't really live in some
faraway historical past, but that people who knew him or were affected by
his generosity well lived into our (well MY) lifetimes and became great
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hillary
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:17 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Lost citations
> I don't know what happened to the student he put through Yale (it would be
> wonderful if true that he, inturn, then helped our first black and one of
> greatest Supreme Court Justices) but I do want to thank everyone for
> chipping in. You led me back to my source for both facts; Justin Kaplan's
> (p254, in case anyone is interested) and his source was indeed Howells.
> Hillary Murtha
> On 1/18/12, Carl J. Chimi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Am I right that the man he put through Yale in later years became a
> > mentor o= f Thurgood Marshall?
> > Carl
> > Sent from my iPad
> > On Jan 18, 2012, at 4:34 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> >> "He held himself responsible for the wrong which the white race had
> >>done t=
> > he=20
> >> black race in slavery, and he explained, in paying the way of a
> >> negro=20 student through Yale, that he was doing it as his part of
> >> the reparation d=
> > ue=20
> >> from every white to every black man. He said he had never seen this
> >> studen=
> > t,=20
> >> nor ever wished to see him or know his name; it was quite enough that
> >> he w=
> > as=20
> >> a negro."