Monday, July 13, 2015

Remembering Judge D'Army Bailey

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."

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