“THIRST FOR JUSTICE”: INDIANA’S PIONEERING BLACK LAWYERS

On August 4, 1932, the National Bar Association—a consortium of black lawyers established in 1924 after its founding members were denied ABA membership—convened at the Walker Casino in Indianapolis for its Eighth Annual Convention.

Our colored attorney has a fight that is peculiar. Segregation has a tendency to prevent our receiving a fair deal. Learned as they are in the law, if we ever get what is coming it will have to be through the leadership of the lawyers of this country. From everywhere we have come and met on Indiana soil; we find here the best of our group—the National Bar Association—in the City of Indianapolis.
— Read on www.indianalegalarchive.com/journal/2015/2/18/thirst-for-justice

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