Please join us at Book Beat this Sunday, December 22nd from 2-4pm for an informal holiday book signing with Federal Judge Damon J. Keith. Judge Keith will be signing his acclaimed biography and legal history, Crusader for Justice. The Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield, in Oak Park. A series of excerpts from the book were included recently in the Detroit Free Press, read: The Early Education of Damon J. Keith.
“We are a country of LAWS not of MEN.” –Judge Keith ruling on President Richard Nixon’s wiretapping of Anti-war activists in the landmark Sinclair trial
“In Crusader for Justice, Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman shows the Judge Damon Keith I know — his deep humanity, his courage on the bench, and his unyielding commitment to justice and fairness for all Americans, regardless of race or stature. This book shows the mind and soul behind the decisions that have guarded our civil liberties, enlarged our civil rights, and made America a better place for all its citizens.” – William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
“This book says a lot about the kind of difference one fellow being can make in this nation’s hunger for democracy and justice. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for those who care about America’s future.” — Harry Belafonte
“Damon J. Keith may be the greatest American jurist never to have sat on the Supreme Court, and certainly the staunchest on behalf of civil rights for all and on government conducted in the open, to be seen by all.”
So begins “Crusader for Justice” (Wayne State University Press, $29.95), a new book out now about the life of U.S. 6th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Damon J. Keith….
But the book, like Keith’s life, is about far more than legal accomplishments. It’s about one man’s ability to challenge an unjust system and make it better — not just for himself, but for all Americans.
The grandson of slaves, Keith rose from a janitor, mocked for even considering becoming a lawyer, to a legal giant who helped change some of the very laws and conditions that had locked black men like him into menial labor.” — Cassandra Spratling, The Detroit Free Press, review of Crusader for Justice.
Advanced orders for autographed books can be placed by calling: 248-968-1190 or online at (please note the name you’d like to have the book inscribed to in the comment section at checkout): Crusader For Justice