Richard Gergel, the federal court judge who presided over the 2015 Dylann Roof Charleston church murder trial, joined Jim Braude to discuss the little-known story of an African-American World War II veteran who was assaulted and blinded by a brutal cop and how it impacted the civil rights movement. When the Charleston church shooting went to trial, it took the jury less than three hours to come to a unanimous decision: guilty on all 33 counts of federal hate crime charges.

Six decades before Judge Richard Gergel took office, one of his predecessors, Judge J. Waties Waring, presided over the long-forgotten case with a very different ending, reached in just 28 minutes. Judge Gergel tells the story in his new book, "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring."