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Friday Photo History: Judge Damon J. Keith & The Boys of Summer

To honor this year's Ford Freedom Award Scholar, the Honorable Judge Damon J. Keith, as well as salute spring and the national pastime of baseball, here are two photographs that accomplish both.  Our first photo features Jackie Robinson and Judge Damon Keith, and is from the years 1960 - 1965.  The second photo features, from left to right, Willie Horton, Ernie Harwell, Judge Damon Keith, and Mike Ilitch, and is from the years 2000 - 2005.

Photographs courtesy of Judge Damon Keith and the Collections and Exhibitions department of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History ( Research and scanning by Derek Thomas Sojda.  For more information please contact the Louise Lovett Wright Library and Robert L. Hurst Research Center at (313) 494-5840 or via email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For this and other informative posts, please visit

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