People in Alexandria turned out Friday to celebrate the retirement of the circuit court’s first Black judge. News4’s Northern Virginia bureau chief Julie Carey reports.
People in Old Town Alexandria held a big celebration Friday for the retirement of the city’s first Black judge. After serving on the bench for nearly three decades, Judge Nolan Dawkins hung up his robe. Well-wishers gathered outside the courthouse and sheriff’s deputies led a 60-car parade down Pitt Street to surprise Dawkins as he made his final goodbyes....