Though born in Florence, South Carolina, Henry Ramsey, Jr. lived his formative years in Rocky Mount in the racially segregated Deep South. Service in the US Air Force in the early 1950s took him to Southern California. There he earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from UC-Riverside and his law degree from UC-Berkeley School of Law. Ramsey served as faculty member from 1971 -1980. Ramsey also served as Superior Court Judge, then Dean of Howard University from 1991 – 1996. Before the 1965 Civil Rights March in Selma, Ala., he was jailed with 60 others after the group tried to demonstrate. His experiences led to a lifetime of advocacy for justice and equality.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2014