For Women’s History Month, “American Black Journal” celebrates African American women trailblazers, like Michigan Court of Appeals Judge, the Hon. Cynthia Stephens, whose accomplishments have paved the way for future generations of African Americans.
“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson sits down with a local trailblazer in the field of law, Judge Cynthia Stephens, upon the announcement of her retirement from the Michigan Court of Appeals after 14 years of service. In addition to being the first African American woman to be appointed to the state Court of Claims bench, Hon. Cynthia Stephens served as a judge for Michigan’s Third Circuit Court and the 36th District Court, in Detroit.
Henderson and Stephens come together for a vibrant discussion about Stephens’ long judicial career, including the landmark case in which she rejected a lawsuit filed by the Trump Campaign in 2020 claiming election fraud, as well as the importance of African American representation on the bench.
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Watch American Black Journal on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.