ABOUT OUR Organization
The history of black judges in Michigan arises from an occasion in 1890 when justice was being swept aside throughout the nation and in the state of Michigan by the swirling crosswinds of the doctrine of “separate but equal”. But on this one occasion, in the case of Ferguson v. Gies, justice prevailed in a unanimous 8-0 decision. The Michigan Supreme Court declared: “In Michigan there must be and is an absolute, unconditional equality of white and colored men before the law. The white man can have no rights or privileges under the laws that are denied to the black man.”
“. . . With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”
– Martin Luther King
History demonstrates what can be accomplished when our faith is put into action. In the wake of the social unrest of 2014, armed with our faith, for the sake of our sons and daughters and the generations to come, we should and must demand that we give more of ourselves in lasting memory of all those who were water-hosed, bludgeoned, burned and died for us to have the freedoms we enjoy today.
“Supporting the Association as President for the 2019-2020 year.”
Qiana Denise Lillard
“Supporting the Association as Secretary for the 2019-2020 year.”
Larry D. Williams, Jr.
“Supporting the Association as Treasurer for the 2019-2020 year.”
Hon Austin W. garrett
Immediate Past President
“Supporting the Association as Immediate Past President in 2019-2020.”