Senator Rachel May Honors the Life and Legacy of Judge Langston McKinney, Syracuse’s First Black City Court Judge

Rachel May

Syracuse said goodbye to Judge Langston McKinney. He was Syracuse’s first Black city court judge, appointed in 1986 and re-elected three times. A passionate advocate for justice, tenants’ rights, and the city he called home, he left Syracuse a better place. We mourn his death and celebrate his good life and all his excellent work.