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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Internationally known civil rights leader and retired U.S. Appeals Court Judge Nathaniel R. Jones returns to his roots in Youngstown.

The Honorable Judge Jones was the keynote speaker at the Mahoning County Bar Association's "Law Day" luncheon.

Jones who grew up on the south side of Youngstown, embraced today's "Law Day" theme of "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All."

He said he never thought he would live to see the day an African-American would preside as a Judge at the Federal Court in Youngstown.

Currently, the Honorable Benita Pearson is serving on the bench at Youngstown's Federal Courthouse.

Jones career includes meeting with Nelson Mandela and playing an important role in furthering the abolition of apartheid in South Africa.

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