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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Statement on the Passing of Judge Karen Fort Hood

August 24, 2021
Press Release

Detroit, MI - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement on the passing of the Hon. Karen Fort Hood on August 15, 2021.

“Michigan lost an incredible role model and scholar with the passing of Judge Karen Fort Hood. Judge Hood dedicated her life to breaking down barriers and fighting for justice,” said Rep. Lawrence. “As the first African American woman elected to the Michigan Court of Appeals and Chairperson of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, she served as a mentor and trailblazer for so many in her community. We will sorely miss her spirit, passion, and selflessness. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”