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        U.W. Clemon

        U.W. Clemons was one of Dr. Martin Luther King's foot soldiers. At age 13 he decided to become a civil rights lawyer. Clemon addressed important issues in his roles as a civil rights attorney and Alabama State senator. In 1980 President Carter appointed Clemon as Alabama's first black federal judge and he served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1999-2006. Mr. Clemon was one of the honorees featured in the 2012 AT&T African American History Calendar.

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