Memorial marks 1 year of Louis Coleman's death - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Memorial marks 1 year of Louis Coleman's death

A year after his death, Louisville civil rights activists insist Reverend Louis Coleman's presence is still felt in the community.

"As you leave this service, remember your children and your grandchildren. Remember what he did and what we can do to continue in his memory," said Sister Beverly McCoomer, Justice Resource Center.

A memorial service honored Reverend Coleman's long fight against racial injustice.

Judge Katie King told the crowd Coleman's constant call for more diversity in the court system paid off last week as three new African-American Judges were named to fill vacant Jefferson County seats.

"I know without his work, there would not have these newly appointed African-American Judges," said Judge Katie King, Jefferson District Court.

The memorial service was sponsored by the Justice Resource Center, the organization Reverend Coleman founded, which has continued operations despite his death.

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