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Houston - 1 January 2019
1. Various of people gathered at Harris County swearing-in ceremony
2. Pan of newly elected officials, among them, some of 17 black female judges
3. Various of part of swearing-in ceremony
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Houston - 15 July 2018
4. STILL image of 17 African-American women who won election and two other sitting Harris County judges who lost bids in November to win seats on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Front row, leaning against the podium from left, are Maria Jackson and Ramona Franklin. Back row, from left, are Lucia Bates, Erica Hughes, Sandra Peake, Cassandra Holleman, Germaine Tanner, Ronnisha Bowman, Linda Marie Dunson, Angela Graves-Harrington, Dedra Davis, Shannon Baldwin, Latosha Lewis Payne, Tonya Jones, Sharon Burney, Michelle Moore, Lori Chambers Gray, Toria Finch and LaShawn Williams. Maria Jackson and Ramona Franklin in front row are the two Harris County judges who lost bids in November to win seats on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Harris County, Texas made history on Tuesday after 17 black female judges were sworn in among other newly elected officials for the new year.
The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the "Black Girl Magic" campaign, all won races in November to be judges in various Harris County courts in an election that featured more black women on the county's ballot than any other.
The "Black Girl Magic" campaign debuted over the summer with a viral photo that featured the 17 women and two other sitting Harris County judges inside a courtroom. Although those two judges lost their bids in November for seats on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, they will retain their local judgeships.
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