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She endured discrimination and catcalls — but now treasures the mementos of a trailblazer

She endured discrimination and catcalls — but now treasures the mementos of a trailblazer

Take 10 is a series of occasional features on prominent local residents and the possessions dear to them.

While 10 of her favorite items may be depicted here, the Hon. Pamila J. Brown, 61, has one passion that can't be captured in a photograph.

"I love the law. I love the law," says the Howard County District Court associate judge and president of the Maryland State Bar Association.

The crush started in 1970, when Brown was a student at Bel Air High School and attended the trial of H. Rap Brown, the controversial civil rights figure who was then charged with inciting a riot.

"I snuck in," she said, and witnessed his defense by so-called...

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