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Washington, D.C. The distinction of being the first Negro to become a member of the Trial Bureau of the Department of Justice goes to Martin A. Martin of Danville, Virginia, who was sworn in on May 31, 1943. Mrs. Nellie G. Plumley, appointment clerk, is administering the oath. In the background is Attorney Oliver Hill of Richmond, Virginia and Frank Coleman, Special Assistant to Attorney-General Biddle. Mr. Martin also has the rank of Special Assistant

Washington, D.C. The distinction of being the first Negro to become a member of the Trial Bureau of the Department of Justice goes to Martin A. Martin of Danville, Virginia, who was sworn in on May 31, 1943. Mrs. Nellie G. Plumley, appointment clerk, is administering the oath. In the background is Attorney Oliver Hill of Richmond, Virginia and Frank Coleman, Special Assistant to Attorney-General Biddle. Mr. Martin also has the rank of Special Assistant

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01/01/1943
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Smith, Roger, photographer
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
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No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html

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