Judge Linda Kay Davis
January 7, 2014
Judge Linda Kay Davis has a long history of fighting for justice for all.
Born in Wilmington, DE in 1944, Judge Davis attended Rosemary Hills and Greeley Elementary Schools, Skokie Junior High, New Trier High School, Oberlin College and University of California at Berkeley for undergrad, and Harvard Law School.
Between June 1964 and August 1965, Judge Davis worked as a civil rights advocate in Sunflower County, MS. While in Mississippi she witnessed great injustices and abuses of power and was arrested four times. She also worked alongside incredibly courageous individuals in the African American community like Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer. These individuals' courage and willingness to fight for their constitutional rights inspired her to pursue a career in law.
From 1976 to 1995, Judge Davis served as a lawyer in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and went on to become a judge on the DC Superior Court in 1995.
In fall 2013, Judge Davis served as a civil rights "Legend" to students at Capital City Charter School as part of Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
Want to get involved? Volunteers are needed for the spring 2014 session of Closing the Gap! Contact Janae Harrison for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Reproduced with permission)