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Judge Freddie Pitcher Releases New Book


Judge Freddie Pitcher

Breaking Barriers: A View From the Bench

Official Book Release by McKinley High School Alumni, Judge Freddie Pitcher
McKinley High School graduate and Alumni Association Board Member, Judge Freddie Pitcher will be at the McKinley Alumni Center on Friday, December 16, 2022 for a book discussion and a signing of his new book “Breaking Barriers: A View From the Bench”.  
In his book, Judge Pitcher describes how he made history in Baton Rouge by becoming the first African American to be elected to judgeships at three different levels of the court system.  Judge Pitcher also recounts his early years living in Valley Park, a segregated and semi-rural neighborhood of the city.
Proceeds for Judge Pitcher’s book sold at this event will be donated to McKinley Alumni Center.   Please come out and hear Judge Pitcher speak about beating the odds during his lifetime.

Book Price: Only $33.07!