His pro-slavery rhetoric was extreme. And his portrait dominates our highest NC courtroom.

Justice Thomas Ruffin behaved viciously even within his context. He went out of his way not just to inflict hardship on enslaved people but also to endow brutality with the force of law.
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Justice Thomas Ruffin behaved viciously even within his context. He went out of his way not just to inflict hardship on enslaved people but also to endow brutality with the force of law.

His pro-slavery rhetoric was extreme. And his portrait dominates our top NC courtroom.

October 25, 2018 11:07 AM