The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners plans to host a Naming Ceremony for the Judge Clifton E. Johnson Building. In memory of his life and service, the Board voted to name the building at 700 East 4th Street, Charlotte, N.C., in his honor.
He was born Dec. 9, 1941, in Williamston, N.C. and died June 25, 2009. Judge Johnson earned his law degree at North Carolina Central University. He made history as the first African-American District Court Judge of Mecklenburg County, and as North Carolina’s first African-American Chief District Court Judge.