Florida leaders

July 16, 2017
by: jtracy
My name is Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. I was born in Jacksonville, FL. I was born and raised there until I went to college in 1966....
March 15, 2017
by: jtracy
I was drafted right after college. Well, actually I started receiving notices in my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I received deferments while I was in college. So right...
March 2, 2017
by: jtracy
Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry, left, at his law school graduation in 1972. Justice James E. C. Perry became the first African-American judge appointed to...
March 2, 2017
by: jtracy
James E. C. Perry, second from the right, with his law school classmates standing in front of the United States Supreme Court, 1971. Justice James E. C. Perry became the...
March 2, 2017
by: jtracy
I opened a law office in Sanford, that's where my base was, and I did legal work for Seminole Economic Development Commission. And, you know, clients, I was the only black...
March 2, 2017
by: jtracy
Seminole County Courthouse portrait of Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry. In this 2011 photo, Justice Perry is pictured on the upper level with his family....
March 1, 2017
by: jtracy
Listen as Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry describes coming to Central Florida to work with SEEDCO in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Justice...
February 28, 2017
by: jtracy
Cover photo of Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry featured on the September/October 2016 issue of The Florida Bar Journal. Florida Supreme Court Justice James E...
February 24, 2017
by: jtracy
Well, I guess you have to talk about the early years. I was always on the academic track. I never took any vocational courses and I don't know why I didn't, but I guess I...
February 24, 2017
by: jtracy
Justice James E. C. Perry served as the first African-American judge appointed to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Justice Perry served as Chief Judge of the Circuit Court...