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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.

Reference:

Black History Now.com

Battlefields.org

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

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