CLOSE
Plantation and slave area

Source: S. Goerner / Getty

Former Judge Thomas Ruffin’s portrait has been removed from Orange County’s historic courthouse in Hillsborough after Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Carl Fox asked the county last week to remove it.

According to reports the request was due to Ruffin’s racist past and his participation in slave trading and slave ownership.

Read more at source N&O.

Also On The Light 103.9 FM:
Lamplighter Awards 2017! [PHOTOS]
Lamplighter Awards 2017
100 photos
×