Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday led Justice Department tributes to former presidential adviser and Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, who died at 90.
Holder had a personal connection to Katzenbach, remembered for facing down Alabama Gov. George Wallace at a schoolhouse door in June 1963 to desegregate the University of Alabama.
Thank you for your service to our country. Your courageous acts during intergration were needed to help our country move forward during this very difficult time. Thankfully, President Obama again took the lead yesterday to move civil rights for all forward again. I hope this tradition continues so all of us can experience true equality.