Portrait of Black judges in La. unveiled in Shreveport
State has most Black judges per capita of any other state
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A special portrait was unveiled Monday, Feb. 27 to honor all the Black judges in Louisiana.
Per capita, Louisiana has more Black judges than any other state in the country. To honor them, a special group portrait was unveiled Monday morning at the Shreveport City Court. Multiple copies of the portrait are being unveiled at major cities throughout the state.
SCHEDULE OF PORTRAIT UNVEILINGS
Monday, Feb. 27
- Monroe - 9 a.m.
- Shreveport - 11:30 a.m.
- Alexandria - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Lafayette - 9 a.m.
- Baton Rouge - 11:30 a.m.
- New Orleans - 3 p.m.
“It is critical and significant that a positive representation of the State of Louisiana is put out there. Additionally, our youth needs to know that there are other attainable aspirations. This is a narrative that our state gets to control or have the last word,” said Allen Semien, consultant to the Louisiana Judicial Council.
There are 99 Black judges serving in various courts throughout Louisiana.
BLACK JUDGES IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
- Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Circuit Judge, Shreveport
- Ree J. Casey-Jones, Juvenile Court, Caddo Parish
- Ramona Emanuel, 1st Judicial District Court, Shreveport
- Marcus L. Hunter, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal, Shreveport
- Pamela Lattier, City Court, Shreveport
- John Mosely, 1st Judicial District Court, Shreveport
- Sheva M. Sims, City Court, Shreveport
- Karelia R. Stewart, 1st Judicial District Court, Shreveport
- Shonda Stone, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal, Shreveport
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