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In honor of Black History month.

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, the George Edgecomb Bar Association and the Fred G. Minnis, Sr., Bar Association held a reception honoring the African-American state and federal court judges of Tampa Bay. The event was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of these judges, many of whom made history themselves by becoming the first African-American judge to serve within a particular jurisdiction. Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince served as the keynote speaker, stressing the importance of an independent judiciary. In the back row standing from the left are Travis Coy, treasurer, George Edgecomb Bar Association; Luis Viera; Fentrice Driskell, president, George Edgecomb Bar Association; Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy, first vice president, George Edgecomb Bar Association; Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; Judge Lisa Campbell, 13th Circuit; Judge Cheryl Thomas, 13th Circuit; Judge Darryl M. Manning, Hillsborough County Court; Judge James Pierce, Fifth Judicial Circuit; Judge Debra Roberts, Sixth Judicial Circuit; Judge Michael F. Andrews, Sixth Judicial Circuit; Judge Barbara Twine Thomas, 13th Judicial Circuit; Senior Judge Timothy Coon, Polk County; Howard Williams; Valeria Obi, secretary, George Edgecomb Bar Association; Norman Harris, parliamentarian, George Edgecomb Bar Association; and Kamilah Perry, board member at large, George Edgecomb Bar Association. In the front from the left are Judge Mary Scriven, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; Judge Myra Scott McNary, Pinellas County; Judge Patrice Moore, Sixth Judicial Circuit; Judge Charlene Honeywell, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; Judge Charles Wilson, 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals; Justice Quince; Senior Judge Perry Little, 13th Judicial Circuit; Judge Thomas Stringer, retired, Florida Second District Court of Appeal; and Judge Marva Crenshaw, 13th Judicial Circuit.

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Publication:Florida Bar News
Geographic Code:1U5FL
Date:May 1, 2016
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