Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gives a glimpse into his life

“Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words” traces the life story of Associate justice of the Supreme Court and is the product of over 30 hours of interviews with Justice Thomas and his wife, Virginia Thomas. The new documentary premieres on Arizona PBS on Monday, May 18 at 8 p.m.

WATCH: “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”

Justice Thomas began life in Gullah-speaking Pin Point, Georgia, suffered poverty and privation in Savannah, dealt with the vicious iniquities of segregation and rose above it all to serve on the highest court in the United States. He was raised by his grandfather, taught by Catholic nuns, yet he rebelled and became a ’60s radical who supported the Black Panthers, only to rethink his way back to his traditional beginnings.

Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024

Arizona PBS presents candidate debates

Photo shows a portrait of Frederic Douglass
airs June 19

Becoming Fredrick Douglass

Three main characters from mystery shows premiering this summer
June 16

It’s the Summer of Mystery!

Celebrate Juneteenth with Arizona PBS

Subscribe to Arizona PBS Newsletters

STAY in touch
with azpbs.org!

Subscribe to Arizona PBS Newsletters: