Red Letter Date: Joseph Hatchett Makes History in the South

Joseph W. Hatchett is a man of many “firsts.” This one celebrates an accomplishment no black man before him in the South had ever accomplished. On November 2, 1976, then Florida Supreme Court Justice Hatchett ran a successful campaign to win election and keep his seat on the bench. Gov. Reuben Askew had appointed Hatchett […]