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As part of a series on life in the segregation era, History’s Hook hosts, Tom Price and Jo Ann McClellan interview Judge Randolph Baxter who graduated from Carver-Smith Highschool in 1963. He attended Tuskegee University and the University of Akron School of Law. While there he was an ROTC student, Mr. Baxter served his country in the Vietnam War from 1968-1971, achieving the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, among other unit citations while serving with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Upon his return, he completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of Akron and began a legal career that spanned another forty years. Holding several important positions, he ended his legal career as chief justice of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He currently holds the position of President of the AARP in the State of Ohio.