Today in History | The National Bar Association

The Negro Bar Association

On August 1, 1925 the Negro Bar Association is founded in Des Moines, Iowa. The Negro Bar Association later named the National Bar Association, was created to welcome black lawyers who were excluded from predominantly white law associations.

The National Bar Association

The National Bar Association is the largest black law association in the U.S with nearly 65,000 members including black lawyers, black judges, law students, and law professors.

Achievements

  • Assisted in founding the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
  • In 1981 Arnette Hubbard was elected the first woman president of the association.

Sources

National Bar Association: National Bar

National Bar Association: Blackpast

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