Walk with Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith

2016 | USA, Canada | NR | 90 min.


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Film Info
Section:Michiganders Make Movies
Don't Miss
Release Year:2016
Runtime:90 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Mitch Albom
Julian Bond
John Conyers
Damon Keith
Director:Jesse Nesser
Produced by:Patrick Lane
Jesse Nesser
Jack Rossiter-Munley
Cinematography:Reuben Aaronson
Editing By:William Haugse


In his 94 years, US 6th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Damon J. Keith has gone from Detroit-born janitor to preeminent federal judge, watching his country transition from a land with a segregated army in which he served, to a country led by an African-American Commander-in-Chief. Director Jesse Nesser brings us the extraordinary life story of a Detroit civil rights icon who was mentored by Thurgood Marshall, welcomed Nelson Mandela to the Motor City, and called Rosa Parks a friend. His landmark legal decisions forever changed America by confronting discrimination in the areas of jobs, housing, education, and law enforcement. Told through interviews with luminaries including activist Julian Bond, US Rep. John Conyers, and former Detroit Tiger Willie Horton, Judge Keith’s life story gives us a unique window into the history of our state and our country. We are proud to walk with him through a century of changes. In Person: Director Jesse Nesser; Subject Judge Damon J. Keith; Producer Mitch Albom.