Sen. Ted Cruz has urged leaders of the Smithsonian Institution to add Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to its museum of African-American History and Culture due to his “enormous legacy and impact.”
In a letter, the Texas Republican said the new museum has been rightly praised for its detailed, complex and powerful portrayal of the African-American experience in the United States, but it shouldn’t have omitted Clarence Thomas, the second African-American justice to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the longest serving African-American justice.
The former Republican presidential candidate noted that “the tapestry of our nation’s history includes both the disgraceful epoch of slavery and the inspiring endeavors of legendary African-American leaders like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Cruz wrote he believes the museum has “made a mistake by omitting the enormous legacy and impact of Justice Thomas, as well as his compelling background.”
SOURCE: Christian Post – Anugrah Kumar