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dc.contributor.authorSmith, J. Clay Jr.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-14T03:23:04Z
dc.date.available2013-02-14T03:23:04Z
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.identifier.citation15 Creighton L. Rev. 651 (1981-1982)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/39353
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION|The history of Black lawyers and particularly Black bar associations has been neglected. This is unfortunate because Black lawyers labored to secure this nation's constitutional framework and stimulated a sense of pride and trust of Blacks in the legal process. |Bar associations wield great power and influence. Until the early 1950's the American Bar Association and many state and local bar associations excluded Black lawyers from their groups, thus denying to the legal profession and the public a diversity of thought and policy for consideration by the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government. It is no wonder that, until recently, law as a profession was ignored by large numbers of Black men and women. Thus it is appropriate to assess the extent to which Black bar associations, born out of necessity as a direct result of racial exclusion from the majority bar, have had an impact on the law as an institution in America.|This article will focus primarily on the National Bar Association, which for over half a century has represented the interests of American Black lawyers and Black people. The purpose of this article is to contribute to the knowledge of the legal profession regarding the National Bar Association and its development as an association of predominantly Afro-American lawyers dedicated to the rule of law and the constitutional security of this nation...en_US
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Lawen_US
dc.titleBlack Bar Association and Civil Rights, Theen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCreighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume15en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workCreighton Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.note1981-1982en_US
dc.description.pages651en_US


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