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Afro-American judges in 1940s New York

Scene: New York City, NY, USA, 1943-44

A part of the novel I am currently working on features a court case presided over by a judge of African-American extraction. I understand that at the time, black people were second-class citizens in the South and in the Mid-West, thus such an occurrence wouldn't have happened there - am I right in guessing it was more plausible in New York? Were there black judges in America in the '40s?

EDIT: I searched Wikipedia but came up with nothing. Thank you to all who assisted me.
Tags: 1940-1949, usa: government (misc), usa: new york: new york city, ~racial prejudice (misc)

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