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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: 'Birthplace of Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice'

 

56. Birthplace of Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Ashland, Clay County

 

President Franklin Roosevelt appointed Clay County native Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1937. He served as an Associate Justice until his death in 1971 and became known for his strong support for civil liberties and civil rights.