Legal Eagles Tribute Their Favorite HBCU’s

As part of its continued recognition of Black History Month, the State Attorney’s Office (SAO) for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit recently held their annual HBCU Day to honor Black legal trailblazers while showing personal school pride. Each year, during BHM employees in the State Attorney’s Office (SAO) dress in their Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and majority institution garb and connect educationally on the African Americans in the legal field that paved the way for their success. According to Reuters, currently in the United States only 4.8 % of lawyers are black.  Pictured (from left) with their historic legal legend are Special Prosecution Deputy Director Octavius Holliday (D.W. Perkins); Public Records Specialist Nerresa Posey (Judge Constance Baker Motley); Assistant State Attorneys Jalisa Curtis (Charlotte E. Ray); Jamaye McKinney (James Weldon Johnson), Katherina Brown (John Mercer Langston); Community Crimes Strategy Coordinator Kiaira Nixon (Fred Gray); and Assistant State Attorneys Abbiegail Francis (Mary Ann Shad) and Marcus Isom Supreme Court (Justice Thurgood Marshall).

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