Black History Month
Black History Month 2022 Spotlight
February 1, 2022
Louis A. Berry
Louis A. Berry was the first African American permitted to practice law in his native city of Alexandria in Rapides Parish in Central Louisiana.
February 2, 2022
Tonya Jones is a native Houstonian and a judge of the Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 15 in Texas.
February 3, 2022
Edward Clark James, II
Ted James is the Region VI Administrator with the United States Small Business Administration.
February 4, 2022
D. Nicole Sheppard
D. Nicole Sheppard is a judge for Division J of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court in Louisiana.
February 5, 2022
Owner, Operator and Senior Attorney of the Law Office of Maurice Hall Law Firm.
February 6, 2022
Nakisha Ervin-Knott is Judge at Louisiana District Court in Orleans Parish.
February 7, 2022
Christopher R. Dassau
Christopher R. Dassau was a 19th Judicial District Court Judge.
February 8, 2022
Faith Elizabeth Lattimore is an American attorney, legal commentator and media personality.
February 9, 2022
Jesse N. Stone
Jesse Nealand Stone Jr., was an African-American Louisiana attorney who was appointed as an associate justice pro tempore of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
February 10, 2022
Shana M. Broussard
Shana M. Broussard is the first Black woman to serve as the Federal Election Commission's chair.
February 11, 2022
Charles J. Hatfield, III
Charles J. Hatfield, III was the recipient of the Law Center’s first Honorary Juris Doctor during the May 2002 Commencement.
February 12, 2022
Ledricka Johnson Thierry
Ledricka Johnson Thierry was elected as the first woman to serve as a judge in St. Landry Parish's 27th Judicial District Court.
February 13, 2022
Anthony M. Henderson
Anthony M. Henderson is a brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps.
February 14, 2022
Annette M. Eddie-Callagain
Annette M. Eddie-Callagain is the first African American attorney to practice law in Japan.
February 15, 2022
Marcus Lamar Hunter
Marcus Lamar Hunter is an American politician and second generation attorney from Monroe, Louisiana.
February 16, 2022
Meshea L. Poore
Meshea Poore is vice president and chief diversity officer for the West Virginia University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
February 17, 2022
Freddie Pitcher, Jr.
Freddie Pitcher, Jr. served as Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center from 2002-2015.
February 18, 2022
Stephanie A. Finley
Stephanie Ann Finley is a Louisiana Attorney Keynote, and a Board Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, the state’s largest health care provider.
February 19, 2022
Brian Anthony Jackson
Brian Anthony Jackson is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
February 20, 2022
Dina Neal is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Nevada Senate, serving since November 4, 2020.
February 21, 2022
Ernest Nathan "Dutch" Morial
Ernest Nathan "Dutch" Morial was the first African-American mayor of New Orleans.
February 22, 2022
Katrina Renee Jackson is a lawyer from Monroe, Louisiana, who is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate for the 34th district.
February 23, 2022
Israel Meyer Augustine, Jr.
Israel Meyer Augustine, Jr., was the first Black district judge in Louisiana.
February 24, 2022
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is the CEO of Feeding America. In 2020, Time named her among the 100 most influential people in the world.
February 25, 2022
Rachel L. Emanuel
Rachel L. Emanuel, Ph.D., is an award-winning public relations professional, documentarian, author, and lecturer.
February 26, 2022
Alexander Pierre "A. P." Tureaud, Sr.
Alexander Pierre "A. P." Tureaud, Sr. was an African-American attorney who headed the legal team for the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP during the Civil Rights Movement.
February 27, 2022
LaKayla Fridie is one of the top rated Criminal Defense attorneys in Houston.
February 28, 2022
Natalie Blackman is a native of Avoyelles Parish. She is known for her strong work ethic and dedication in fighting for the greater good of her community.