Funeral service set for civil rights icon Judge Damon Keith

Funeral service set for civil rights icon Judge Damon Keith - us-canada

Flags are being reduced and federal court offices are closed for the day in parts of Michigan to honor prominent Judge Damon J. Keith, who had been a figure in the civil rights movement.

A funeral service for Keith is Monday at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags over the state capitol complex and on all state buildings to be reduced Monday to half-staff. Federal court offices for the Eastern District of Michigan are closed.

Keith, who was recalled as a legal trailblazer, died April 28 at age 96. He served over 50 years in the federal courts, and before his departure still heard instances about four times annually in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

Funeral service set for civil rights icon Judge Damon Keith - us-canada

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