Macon Bolling Allen
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WMPG celebrates the lives of Black men and women throughout the month of February. Born in Indiana in 1816, Macon Bolling Allen moved to Portland, ME early in the 1840’s where he passed the state bar to become the first licensed African American attorney in the United States. He later moved to Boston, MA, passed the bar there. In 1848 when he was appointed Justice of the Peace for Middlesex County, MA, he became the first black man in the nation to hold a judiciary position.
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Carroll, Bobby, "Macon Bolling Allen" (2020). Black History Month Segments. 31.