July 3, 2020
Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins poses for a photo with family members on the steps of the Franklin P. Backus Courthouse during a surprise retirement celebration June 26 in Old Town.
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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.