Peace Islands Institute

Jul 23rd
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Robert Carter, civil rights pioneer from NJ passes away

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We at the Peace Islands Institute were deeply saddened to hear about the death of Judge Robert Carter who passed away on January 3rd, 2012 at the age of 94. He was a federal judge for the Southern District of New York nominated by President Richard Nixon. Judge Robert Carter's mission was to expand the law against discrimination of blacks as much as possible. He was such a kind, gentle soul.

We are thankful for his advancements in the Civil Rights Movement. In recognition of his civil rights achievements, Fordham University School of Law gave Carter an honorary Juris Doctor degree in November 2004. Our prayers are with him, his family and those who love and respect him.

Read about him on Star Ledger

Read about him on Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Justin Lane/For The Star-Ledger