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Wed, 02.01.1865

The First Black Attorney Practices Before the Supreme Court

*On this date in 1865, John Rock became the first Black attorney to practice before the Supreme Court.

Rock was formerly a dentist and justice of the peace in Boston.


Black History

Black First:
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI
ISBN 0-8103-9490-1

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

When you feel blue, the best thing to do is tell yourself to forget it. Laugh your cares away Tomorrow’s another day And Everything will be Copasetic. Never look... The Copestedics Song by Charles Honi Coles and Paul Branker
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