Courts & Judiciary
Judicial Courage, Judicial Heroes, and the Civil Rights Movement
When we hear the names of iconic judges, such as Judge Minor Wisdom or Judge Elbert Tuttle, our minds jump to thoughts of greatness, admiration, and courage. During the 1950s through the 1970s, a critical period of the civil rights movement, a handful of judges courageously sided with equal justice and the rule of law over racist customs and cultural norms. Panelist, Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, Judge Myron H. Thompson, and Anna M. Manasco, Ph.D., J.D., of Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings, LLP, led by moderator Judge Jill A. Pryor, provided insight into the life and legacy of judicial heroes in the civil rights movement.