As the Pennsylvania Supreme Court convenes in Pittsburgh this week, it plans to follow up on a promise made this May when it posthumously admitted George B. Vashon to the Pennsylvania Bar.

A black man from Allegheny County, Vashon was denied admittance in 1847 by an examining committee handling his application despite having obtained two college degrees and completing a mentorship with a local judge.

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