Clarence Thomas dedicates museum in Ga. hometown

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (USA Today)
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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A new history museum is open in the tiny community where Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas grew up in coastal Georgia.

Thomas spoke Saturday at the dedication of the museum and historical marker in Pin Point, a community just outside Savannah.

Thomas told a crowd including his wife, mother and sister that he'd always hoped he would "bring honor" to his hometown.

Pin Point was settled in the 1890s by blacks moving to the mainland from neighboring islands off Georgia's coast. Thomas was born there in 1948.

The Pin Point Heritage Museum is housed in a former seafood factory that produced canned oysters.

(Associated Press)

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