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Civil rights veteran talks to St. Saviour students

The Honorable Judge Lewis Douglass, a lifelong advocate of civil rights who has a long standing history and involvement in the movement, celebrated Black History Month at Saint Saviour High School.

Judge Douglass spoke to students at the school, 598 Sixth Street in Park Slope, during an assembly sponsored by “History Matters…at Saint Saviour,” a club dedicated to providing opportunities for students to experience history beyond the classroom.

Over the course of his lifetime, Judge Douglass has witnessed the fight for civil rights, from his participation in the March on Washington in 1963 to his daughter’s presence at President Obama’s inauguration.

For nearly two decades, Judge Douglass has served as chairman of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities, which is dedicated to addressing issues affecting minorities in the court system. He has led the way in making strides in an attempt to make the courts bias-free.

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