James Perry raises his arms in joy after being sworn in as the first black judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit and the first black judge in Seminole County. He was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former Gov. Jeb Bush.
James Perry raises his arms in joy after being sworn in as the first black judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit and the first black judge in Seminole County. He was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Courtesy of the Perry Family and the Florida Bar Journal.
James Perry raises his arms in joy after being sworn in as the first black judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit and the first black judge in Seminole County. He was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Courtesy of the Perry Family and the Florida Bar Journal.

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