StoryCorps: Manuel Barbosa & Keith Brown

Manuel Barbosa was the first Hispanic judge in Kane County, and Keith Brown was the first African American judge in Kane County. Manuel Barbosa’s family emigrated from Mexico, and worked as migrant laborers in their first years in the United States. Keith Brown’s father was a WGN radio presenter. Both have had experiences of racism and prejudice which has encouraged them to work for justice and equality.

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