In her honor, City Council yesterday renamed the Criminal Justice Center after the late Justice Juanita Kidd Stout.
Stout was the first African-American woman elected to a court of record in the U.S., the first to sit on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the first appointed to the state Supreme Court.
The bill passed 16-0, Councilman Bill Green was absent. The renaming followed years of political haggling. The new name of the Criminal Justice Center on Filbert Street near 13th will be the "Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice."