Judge D'Army Bailey has passed away
We were minutes from the 5:00 newscast on Sunday when we got word that Judge D'Army Bailey died. We included details as breaking news and then put together a plan for 10:00 coverage. I did a retrospective of his life.. Including information about his childhood, civic service, and work in civil rights. Bailey was a founder of the National Civil Rights Museum. That may be his most lasting legacy. I knew Judge Bailey very well and often called upon him for his insight on a variety of topics. I recall watching a 2013 KKK rally with him near the steps of the old courthouse, which stands on what was honorarily named "D'Army Bailey Avenue."