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WSU Africana Studies chair highlights "Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith"

October 29, 2014


Melba Joyce Boyd, distinguished professor and chair of Africana Studies at Wayne State University, wrote an article about "Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith," by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman (Wayne State University Press, 2013). The book chronicles the life of Judge Damon J. Keith. "Written from the perspective of Judge Keith, the narrative is primarily taken from countless interviews of Keith by the authors, and complemented by contextual research and insight derived from persons who have lived and worked in close proximity to Judge Keith. The impetus of the book emanates from Keith's activities as a preeminent attorney and political activist, and how these ultimately led to his appointment as a Federal judge to the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and then to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit."