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Overview The first installment of the papers of Damon J. Keith consists primarily of published material documenting important milestones in Judge Keith's career, his precedent-setting judicial decisions and the many honors and awards bestowed upon him for his dedication to the city of Detroit and his pioneering role in ensuring equal justice for all Americans.
Dates: 1948 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Abstract Elvin Lamoine Davenport (1899-1988) was the first African-American judge elected to the Recorder’s Court for the City of Detroit; he served on the bench for over 20 years. Davenport was born in Folly, Virginia, attended local schools, and received his undergraduate degree from Temple University and his law degree from Howard University Law School in 1929. After graduation he worked as a Pullman porter for the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and completed further graduate studies at McGill...
Dates: 1942 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1977
Abstract George Edwards, Jr., son of George Clifton Edwards, attended Harvard University where he became involved with the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After coming to Detroit in 1936, he became a UAW organizer with Walter Reuther, was appointed director of the Detroit Housing Commission, and served on the Detroit Common Council. After serving in WWII, he went into private practice, followed by judgeships in the Wayne County court system. In 1956, Edwards was appointed to the Michigan State...
Dates: 1921 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1996
Abstract Robert E. DeMascio, a Detroit lawyer, was appointed to the U.S. District Court Eastern Michigan District in 1971. He served as a U.S. District Judge from this time, until his death in 1999. During his tenure as a Judge he worked with bankruptcy law, including serving multiple committees relating to bankruptcy legislation and the Judicial Conference’s Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System. Notably, Judge DeMascio was assigned the Bradley v. Milliken case of school...
Dates: 1970 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1980
Abstract Robert A. Sedler is a Professor of Law at Wayne State University where he teaches courses in constitutional law and conflict of laws. Mr. Sedler has litigated a large number of civil rights and civil liberties cases, has published extensively on constitutional law, and has received several awards for his work in these areas. The materials in these papers consist of documents related to the Detroit Branch, NAACP, et al. v. City of Dearborn, a case brought by the NAACP and the ACLU to overturn a...
Dates: 1985 - 1990
- Detroit (Mich.) 4
- African Americans 3
- Busing for School Integration 2
- Civil rights 2
- Desegregation 2
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 2
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 2
- Housing 2
- Affirmative action 1
- Dearborn (Mich.) 1
- Discrimination in employment 1
- Discrimination in housing 1
- Educational reform 1
- Hamtramck (Mich.) 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Minorities 1
- Police-community relations 1
- Race relations 1
- School improvement programs 1
- School integration 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- Youth organizations 1 ∧ view less
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 2
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- Davenport, Elvin 1
- DeMascio, Robert E. 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
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