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The Black Bar Association: Then and Now

The Black Bar Association: Then and Now
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

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Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Members 

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

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Excluded from private bar associations in the United States nationwide, the country’s pioneering Black lawyers founded the National Negro Bar Association in 1912, giving rise to the National Bar Association in 1925 and the Black bar associations that followed. Black bar associations have catalyzed historic change led by generations of Black attorneys who shaped civil rights freedoms for Black Americans and for all Americans, advanced the rule of law and pioneered pro bono legal services. Join us this Black Heritage Month for a conversation on the history of Black bar associations and the critical role they play today, from cultivating Black lawyers to furthering the legal profession and our democracy.

Sheila S. Boston, President, New York City Bar Association

Past President Lloyd W. Brown, II,
Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The Executive Leadership Council
President Anta Cissé-Green
Metropolitan Black Bar Association 
Honorable L. Priscilla Hall,
National Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorneys
President CK Hoffler, National Bar Association 

Program Booklet (includes speaker biographies)

Program Sponsor:
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
, New York City Bar Association

Program Co-Sponsor:




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