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D.C. Traces Roots of Attorney General Position in Panel Discussion - D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine joined the Washington Bar Association in closing out Black History Month with a panel discussing ...

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A moral dilemma for the American Bar Association

A moral dilemma for the American Bar Association - The Washington Post

African American Historical Photo Archive Page Liked · 7 mins · A native of Arcadia, Louisiana, James Cobb attended Straight University and Fisk University and studied law at Howard University. He was admitted to the bar in 1902 and began working for Howard University in 1917. Cobb was a member of the Washington Bar Association for black lawyers and a special assistant to the attorney general. In 1925 President Coolidge appointed him a municipal court judge; he was the only African…


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Attorneys in the District of Columbia were not required to belong to a professional bar association in the 1950s, but the District maintained several voluntary bar associations that lawyers could choose to join. The Bar Association of the District of Columbia became known as the “white bar,” while the Washington Bar Association served as the “black bar.” Washington has a long history of racial separation and in the Jim Crow era, mandatory segregation laws remained in force.