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The Honorable Stephanie Davis

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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
County Magistrate Judge

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Barbecue (Ribs)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
San Francisco, California
Favorite Quote:
Tomorrow Is Another Day.

Birthplace

Born:
5/22/1958
Birth Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
County Magistrate Judge

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Barbecue (Ribs)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
San Francisco, California
Favorite Quote:
Tomorrow Is Another Day.

Birthplace

Born:
5/22/1958
Birth Location:
Atlanta
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Biography

Magistrate Judge Stephanie Cecile Davis was born on May 22, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia to Myrtle Reid Davis and Albert Miles Davis. Davis graduated from Northside High School in 1976, before receiving her B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1980, and her J.D. degree from Emory University in 1985.

Just after receiving her degree from Stanford University, Davis was involved in a life changing car accident that left her a paraplegic. The trauma from the experience was not enough to stifle her career goals; just five years later, she received her law degree. One year later, in 1986, Davis began working for the Superior Court of Fulton County as a law clerk and staff attorney.

In 1990, Davis worked as a staff attorney for the Georgia Court of Appeals. During her tenure, she became involved in several civic organizations, including the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, which is focused exclusively on the issues of women and girls in the metropolitan Atlanta community.

In 2000, Davis began serving as the Fulton County Magistrate Judge in Atlanta.
In 2001, Davis filed the first lawsuit against Atlanta’s public transportation system, MARTA, to improve access to public transportation for all Atlanta residents with disabilities. In 2005, she began serving on the advisory board of the Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute.

Davis was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on September 13, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis talks about her maternal grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her maternal grandmother's upbringing and personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her father's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her father's decision to attend medical school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her father's U.S. Army service
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her father's encounters with Lena Horne
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis talks about her parents' marriage
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers Collier Heights in Atlanta, Georgia, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls boycotting Rich's department store in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers Collier Heights in Atlanta, Georgia, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls St. Paul of the Cross Catholic School in Atlanta
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her father's civil rights activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls the St. Paul of the Cross Catholic School in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls integrating Northside High School in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her experiences at Northside High School, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her experiences at Northside High School, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her decision to attend Stanford University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers WIGO Radio's broadcasting program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis talks about her early travel experiences
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her orientation at Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her housing at Stanford University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her activities at Stanford University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers Kofi Lomotey
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls protesting for divestment from South Africa
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes the history of Stanford University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers pledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls working for the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis talks about the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her decision to attend law school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers her car accident, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers her car accident, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her spinal cord injury
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her spinal cord injury rehabilitation, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her spinal cord injury rehabilitation, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls applying to the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers moving home to Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her studies at the Emory University School of Law
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her mother's campaign for Atlanta City Council
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers graduating from law school
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls her disability accommodations at the Emory University School of Law
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers passing the Georgia State bar examination
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers clerking for Judge Clarence Cooper
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls clerking at the Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls advocating for disability access at the Fulton County Courthouse
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes the Fulton County Commission on Disability Affairs
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls being diagnosed with bladder cancer
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis talks about her cystectomy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis recalls the 1996 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers her father's death
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers the transit accessibility issues in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes the federal lawsuit against the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis remembers learning to drive while paralyzed
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her career at the Magistrate Court of Fulton County
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis reflects upon her judicial career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her casework at the Magistrate Court of Fulton County
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes the Atlanta Women's Foundation
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her involvement at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her plans for the future
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis describes her concerns for the African American community in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis reflects upon her life and legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis shares a message to future generations
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - The Honorable Stephanie Davis narrates her photographs