The National Park Service formally recognized the historical significance of Judge Frank Johnson and designated the Frank M. Johnson Jr Federal Building as a National Historic Landmark. Featured on the cover [of Alabama Lawyer's July 2016 issue] is Judge Johnson’s courtroom, which was photographed by Alabama State Bar member Steven L. Atha of Birmingham.

The presentation occurred Monday, July 20, 2015 in the historic courtroom 2FMJ. Mayor Todd Strange was introduced as the first speaker by Kevin Lear, District Manager of the General Services Administration. Other honored guests that day included senior United States District Judge Myron H.Thompson, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ed Carnes, and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis.

The article doesn't include the transcripts in full, but does include the (edited) remarks in full from Judges Thompson and Carnes, as well as Director Jarvis.

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