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Hugo Lafayette Black

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Black, Hugo Lafayette (1886–1971), U.S. politician and jurist, associate justice of the Supreme Court (1937–71). A supporter of the New Deal, Black was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Although he was a former Ku Klux Klan member, he became a leader of the Court's efforts to extend civil rights.

See also: Supreme Court of the United States.

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