U. W. Clemon (1943-) became the first African American federal judge in Alabama in 1980 when he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the Northern District of Alabama. A native of Birmingham, he practiced civil rights law and served in the state Senate before taking the federal bench.
Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives
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