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Hillary Murtha <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:16:40 -0500
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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.
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
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> 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
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>> 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
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>> from every white to every black man. He said he had never seen this
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>> nor ever wished to see him or know his name; it was quite enough that he
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>> a negro."