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African American History Month

Black History Month

African American History Month is celebrated in February. The federal courts honor distinguished individuals who serve our country providing justice and inspiring others. Watch Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Roger L. Gregory, of Richmond, VA, tell his story about coming of age during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Ordinary People Who Overcame Extraordinary Obstacles

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Roger L. Gregory says the anniversary of 1964's Freedom Summer, during which volunteers worked to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi, is a reminder of African Americans' struggle for freedom and equal justice under the law. It taught him that challenges lift him up and help him lift up others.