USA: Minnesota’s first Black district court judge honored with Ramsey County Law Library portrait

The Ramsey County Law Library in downtown St. Paul recently celebrated the donation of the first portrait of Stephen L. Maxwell, the first Black judge appointed to the Ramsey County bench and to a district court bench in the state of Minnesota.

The portrait was donated two years ago by Maxwell’s granddaughter, but the ceremony was delayed due to COVID-19, library director Shannon Stoneking said. The celebration was held Oct. 13 at the library on t …