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Sep. 5, 2017

Family Tradition

The son of a Freedom Rider, Judge Eric Taylor spent his career pursuing justice in various forums.

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Los Angeles County (Torrance)
Los Angeles County Superior Court

TORRANCE — It wasn’t until Eric Taylor became a judge that he came to understand his father’s experiences as a Freedom Rider in the deep South.

Taylor’s father, John Taylor, spent two weeks in jail for entering a “white only” waiting room in Jackson, Mississippi as part of the Freedom Rider demonstrations in 1961. He was bailed out by Thurgood Marshall, who would go on to become the first African American U.S. Supreme C... (continued)

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