Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the distinguished legacy of Thurgood Marshall through the active participation and fellowship among lawyers, law professors, judges and law students of color; to promote the science of jurisprudence, to uphold the honor of the legal profession, to promote social intercourse among Rhode Island attorneys, and to protect the civil and political rights of all citizens of the State of Rhode Island.

Today, 11/13, In History

in 1839 - Liberty Party, first anti-slavery political party, organized at Warsaw, NY

in 1894 - A.C. Richardson patents the casket lowering device

in 1913 - Daniel Hale Williams becomes first black elected to American College of Surgeons. Was also first person to perform open heart surgery

in 1940 - Supreme Court ruled in Hansberry v. Lee that whites can't bar African Americans from white neighborhoods

To Inspire You

I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy, a strength, a secret cup of gladness


Ossie Davis

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