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Perry ‘was a great teacher’

Aug 4, 2011 11:44:00 AM - thestate.com
Hundreds gathered at Brookland Baptist Church this morning to honor civil rights pioneer and long-time federal judge Matthew Perry Jr.

Perry, who died Friday at age 89 of natural causes, is being remembered for transforming segregationist South Carolina with his relentless pursuit of justice and love of the law.

Retired U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn were among those offering tributes.

Hollings called Perry, whom he knew 50 years, “a great teacher,” while Clyburn called Perry his hero.

Perry became the first black federal judge in South Carolina in 1975 after spending decades as a lawyer fighting for civil rights.

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