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Today the city of Detroit celebrates the life of Federal Judge Damon J. Keith who will be remembered as Detroit’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement.

Judge Keith’s place on the bench at the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed him to make decisions that affected the entirety of American Life. It was his ruling that integrated the Detroit Police Department and the Pontiac Public School District. He also made the decision to stop the Nixon administration from wiretapping without warrants.

He spent 52 years on the bench as a judge and lived a very full 96 years of life. We are grateful for his service to our country and commitment to justice for all. Funeral Services were held at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.

Get more information on Judge Damon Keith here.

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