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westbook <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:43:14 -0600
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I read somewhere or saw on the MT special a few yrs.ago that this black law
student became a mentor for Thurgood Marshall, a later Supreme Court
Tim Champlin
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From: "Hillary Murtha" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: Lost citations

> Hi,
> 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 our 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 bio (p254, in case anyone is interested) and
> his source was indeed Howells.
> Thanks!
> 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."