EIT Black History Spotlight- Macon Bolling Allen

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In 1844, the Honorable Macon Bolling Allen became the first African American attorney to be licensed in the United States by passing the Maine bar exam. Shortly thereafter, Judge Allen was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1845, to become the first African American Attorney to be licensed in Massachusetts.

Judge Allen went on to be admitted to the bar in South Carolina in 1868 and became a member of the judiciary in Charleston, South Carolina.


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