Remembering Fredrick L. McGhee, Minnesota’s First African American Attorney

In Celebration of Black History Month, this program is co-sponsored by the RCBA, HCBA and MSBA New Lawyers Sections in Partnership with The Givens Foundation for African American Literature

Fredrick McGhee was and is the only major Minnesota public figure born in slavery; the first locally-famous African American; and still the greatest of Minnesota civil rights leaders. He made his fame as a trial lawyer, with many front-page cases, but he was also an orator, an organizer, a writer, and a thinker ahead of his time. In the great clash of visions between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, McGhee broke with Washington before DuBois did. There is no one in Minnesota history quite like Fred McGhee.

This CLE is approved for credit through April 28, 2024.

Paul Nelson | author of Fredrick L. McGhee:A Life on the Color Line, 1861-1912 (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002)

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 454945

MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95



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