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Myra Mendoza, Deputy Clerk of the Court Ben Ortiz, Elaine Dodge and Kim Fiske hold signs congratulating Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins on his retirement.

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‘It’s Been an Honor’: Trailblazing Judge Dawkins Retires After 26 Years

Nolan Dawkins grew up at a time when Alexandria segregated everything from water fountains to public schools. But he was determined to make a difference, becoming one of seven individuals to integrate George Washington High School in the 1960s, then distinguishing himself as an officer in Vietnam.

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