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.
On July 31st, 1956, Deval Laurdine Patrick was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Deval Patrick was elected the first black governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He’s only the second black governor in U.S history.
July 29th Haben Girma was born on July 29th, 1988 in the San Francisco area. She is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. Academics Haben Girma accelerated in her studies early on using braille. Lewis and Clark In 2010, Haben Girma graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Lewis andContinue reading “Haben Girma | Disability Rights Lawyer, Advocate | First Deafblind Person To Graduate From Harvard Law School”