Law: Future Cloudy

In 1843 Negro Robert Morris, 21, was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, became the first U. S. Negro lawyer on record. In 1873, at Little Rock, Ark., Mifflin W. Gibbs became the first Negro municipal court judge. Not until 1937 when President Roosevelt named 32-year-old William Henry Hastie to be Federal judge in the Virgin Islands had a Negro ever sat on a Federal bench.

Last week the National Bar Association (Negro) held its annual convention at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, surveyed the place of the Negro in...

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