The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with The Honorable Damon J. Keith

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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with The Honorable Damon J. Keith

8/21/2002; 3/6/2007

Federal district court judge The Honorable Damon J. Keith (1922 - 2019) has served as a Federal District Appellate Court Judge for the Sixth Circuit since 1977, and was appointed by Jimmy Carter. Keith is a Spingarn Medal winner. In 1993, the Damon J. Keith Law Collection, an archival resource devoted to the substantial historical accomplishments of African American lawyers and judges as well as the African American legal experience, was created at Wayne State University. Keith was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 8/21/2002 and 3/6/2007, in Detroit, Michigan. This collection is comprised of the video footage of the interview.

Total Sessions: 2; Total Tapes: 6; Total Run Time: 02h 52m 29s

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Keith, Damon J. (Damon Jerome), 1922-

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Judge Damon J. Keith has had an illustrious career. Born on July 4, 1922, he has served as a United States Court of Appeals judge for the Sixth Circuit since 1977. Keith was the youngest of six children born to Annie and Perry Alexander Keith and the first to attend college. He graduated from West Virginia State College in 1943 and was then drafted into the military. His experiences in the segregated Army strengthened his conviction to the cause of civil rights. Keith received a J.D. from Howard...