Become A Member of The Thurgood Marshall Law Society

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We enthusiastically invite you to join or renew your membership in the Thurgood Marshall Law Society of Rhode Island (TMLS). The successor organization to the Rhode Island Black Lawyers Association, TMLS was reorganized in 2003.

...to advance the active participation of lawyers, law professors, judges and law students of color, and the science of jurisprudence, and to uphold the honor of the legal profession, promote social intercourse among members of the Rhode Island and Federal bars, and protect the civil and political rights of all citizens of the State of Rhode Island.

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Membership Class (choose one) $50.00/yr for attorneys in practice 5 yrs or less
  $75.00/yr for attorneys in practice 5 yrs or longer
  $25.00/yr for law students
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Today, 6/24, In History

in 1885 - Samuel David Ferguson consecrated bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church and named bishop of Liberia. He was the first Black American with full membership in the House of Bishops

in 1884 - John R. Lynch, former congressman from Mississippi, elected temporary chairman of Republican convention and became first Black to preside over deliberations of a national political party

To Inspire You

I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit


Ida B. Wells

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