Diversity trail was blazed 125 years ago in Albany
The Albany Times Union quoted President Greenberg on judicial diversity.
The city’s first black judge was appointed in 2002 when Mayor Jerry Jennings named William Carter, now an Albany County Court judge, to City Court. A year earlier, now-retired Randolph Treece became the first black judge to serve on the federal bench in New York’s Northern District. In 2016, state Supreme Court Justice Christina Ryba became the first black person elected to sit on the region’s state Supreme Court bench.