Law Library Exhibit Highlights Achievements of African Americans

The history and achievements of African Americans and their contributions in the United States and all over the world are commemorated in a display on the fourth floor of the Law Library in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

The exhibit features photographs of the architect of Black History Month, historian Carter G. Woodson; several civil rights icons; the official U.S. Supreme Court reporter with the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education; Justice Thurgood Marshall who argued the case as a young lawyer, and the Obamas, the first African American first family. The exhibit also introduces viewers to those closer to home with photographs of faculty and staff of the Washington University Law School, the first African American student admitted to the law school, Walter Farmer, and current organizations lead by students of color.

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