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Herman T. Benn Herman T. Benn, a Suffolk attorney and civil rights advocate, died on June 29. He was 95. Mr. Benn, the first black member of the Virginia Bar Association, won his most notable case in 1962. In Johnson v. Commonwealth, the United States Supreme Court declared segregation in the courtroom to be unconstitutional. Mr. Benn ...

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