Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates the end of Black History Month we honor a leader who has had an impact on our organization’s work and the city of Seattle where EOS is located. The late Judge Charles V. Johnson graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1957. He was the only African American to finish in his class. In 1981, he was appointed to King County Superior Court (Washington) and was chosen to be the Presiding Judge, becoming the first and only African American to hold that position. He served as the president of both the Northwest Region of the NAACP and the American Judges Association. Judge Johnson reminds us that we all have a part to play in creating racial equity.
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