Article-a-Day #12: Constitution Daily- John Rock-the first African American sworn in as Supreme Court lawyer

On February 1, 1865—the same day President Abraham Lincoln signed a joint congressional resolution sending the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery to the states for ratification—another historic moment took place in the Old Supreme Court Chamber located in the U.S. Capitol: John Rock became the first African American Supreme Court lawyer.

SOURCE: https://constitutioncenter.org