Stephen Carter Writes About The Oral History of Justice Thurgood Marshall
Stephen Carter published in the New York Times Magazine a remarkable story about his former boss, Justice Thurgood Marshall. Carter reveals that he recorded an oral history with Justice Marshall that remains restricted.
And during the last year of his life, the two of us spent a great deal of time together in the smaller upstairs chambers assigned to him upon his retirement, because he had asked me to serve as the interviewer for his official oral history for the Federal Judicial Center. Our conversations lasted countless hours but also all too few. The recordings remain sealed, but even outside the audio taping, we talked. Or, rather, the Judge talked; I listened and learned. . . .
The oral history remains sealed — an effort to comply with the Judge’s wishes. But I think I can fairly say, without violating my confidentiality agreement, that no earth-shattering disclosures are locked away. When the recordin
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