Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher, Jennifer Jones Austin, Joi Gordon, New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam and Barry Clarke
(NYLJ/Rick Kopstein)

The 24th Annual Black History Month Celebration of the state courts commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the rotunda of the Manhattan Supreme Court at 60 Centre St. on Feb. 27.

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher, far left, and master of ceremonies Barry Clarke, far right, join, from left, Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and executive director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, who received the Public Service Award; Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, who received the Community Service Award; and New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who received the Distinguished Service Award.