February is Black History Month, a time to honor the heritage and triumphs of African-American people. With a legal angle in mind, the ABA Journal chose to recognize 14 groundbreaking black lawyers. These attorneys were pioneers in their fields, using their law degrees to make history in courtrooms, legislatures and even newsrooms. Continue reading to discover how each of these black lawyers became trailblazers.
Attribution: Captions by Elissa Gray, graphics by Sara Wadford.