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Judge Julius Waties Waring

Clip: Season 33 Episode 3 | 1m 7s

Julius Waties Waring presided over the trial of a white police chief who brutally beat and blinded Black soldier Isaac Woodard in 1946. He became an unexpected civil rights champion with rulings on several pivotal cases in the 1940s.

Aired: 03/30/21

Rating: NR

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