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Black History Month: Honoring African American Pioneers in Law

February 9, 2021February 26th, 2021BACL News, News

Celebrating Black History Month:

Since 1976, every United States President has declared the month of February to be Black History Month. In honor of Black History month, Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC would like to share just a few of the many African American pioneers in the legal field:
  • Thurgood Marshall was the first African American United States Supreme Court Justice. He fought for civil rights and against segregation, and was the lead attorney in the ground-breaking case of Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Charlotte E. Ray was the first African American female lawyer. Ms. Ray set a precedent for other female African Americans to be admitted by the bar to practice law.
  • Barack Obama began his political career as an attorney before becoming a politician and the first African American President of the United States.
  • Kamala Harris is the first female and African American to serve as United States Vice-President. She began her legal career as a District Attorney right here in Alameda County.




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