Oklahoma’s first black chief justice stresses importance of role models

Hundreds attended the historic swearing-in ceremony at the Oklahoma Capitol.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: January 5, 2013
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Tom Colbert, sworn in as chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court the same week America was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, recalled Friday the sacrifices that family members and others made for him to attain that position.

Colbert, appointed to...

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