Celebrating Black History Month | The first black graduates of Harvard Law School

In this video, Harvard Law School professors Annette Gordon-Reed ’84, Kenneth Mack ’91 and David Wilkins ’80 discuss four trailblazing African Americans who, in the years immediately following the Emancipation Proclamation, became the first black graduates of Harvard Law School: George Lewis Ruffin 1869, Archibald Grimke 1874, Clement Morgan 1893 and William Henry Lewis 1895, all four of whom went on to accomplished careers as lawyers, activists, writers and agents of social change.

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