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Thu, 06.04.1942

The John M. Langston Bar Association is Formed

*The founding of the John M. Langston Bar Association is celebrated on this date in 1943.   

They began as a small support group of Black attorneys in Los Angeles by attorney Crispus Attucks Wright.  He and other pioneering Black lawyers began what was then a "law club."   They founded the association in response to other bar city associations' policy of excluding Blacks as members. 

It was not until the mid-1960s that the Los Angeles County Bar Association recognized the Langston Law Club (and other minority bar groups) as dues-paying bar associations.  At that time, the Club officially became the John Mercer Langston Bar Association. 

 In 1990, the organization was incorporated as a California nonprofit corporation named The John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, Inc.  The John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity.  Contributions to the organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

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