A remarkable scene unfolded in Washington last Tuesday. Judges and hard-bitten lawyers gathered at the National Archives and wept. They were moved to tears of sadness, mirth, and delight by the premier of Created Equal, a new movie in which Justice Clarence Thomas tells his life story after 27 years of near-silence on the Supreme Court.

One hopes that this film, written and directed by Michael Pack, will change the way Thomas is understood for the rest of his life and by history. His is a remarkable story of pain, stoicism, grit, and exceptional achievement that for too long has been traduced by the Left’s tendentious depiction of him as a dishonorable dullard.