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May 13, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Community Arts | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Wayne State University community and the public are invited to view a livestream of the funeral service for Judge Damon J. Keith at WSU's Community Arts Auditorium beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, May 13.

Keith, a civil rights champion who served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 1977, died Sunday, April 28, at the age of 96.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered all U.S. and Michigan flags within the state Capitol complex and on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday in honor of Keith.

Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, dedicated in 2011, was named in honor of Keith, who earned a master of laws degree from the school in 1956.

Read Wayne Law's memorial for Judge Keith

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School to empower the next generation of civil rights leaders. Checks should be payable to: Wayne State University. Please specify Keith Center for Civil Rights on the memo line. Address: 471 W. Palmer St. Detroit, MI 48202.

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