BLACK HISTORY FACT: Robert Morris
  • Written by Maria
  • February 1st, 2015
  • About History

Robert Morris (June 8, 1823 – December 12, 1882) was one of the first African-American attorneys in the United States, and was called “the first really successful colored lawyer in America.” Admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1847, Morris may have been the first black male lawyer to file a lawsuit in the U.S. He was also the first black lawyer to win a lawsuit.

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