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In 2008, in preparation for a Philadelphia Diversity Law Group symposium about the state of African-Americans in the legal profession more than 50 years ago, I contacted Lois Schmidt, the widow of Judge Harvey Schmidt, to see if she had any memorabilia from that era. Among other things, she gave me a document that is an indelible part of our history. The document is titled, "Directory of the Colored Members of the Philadelphia Bar — Compiled by Fleming Deveaux Tucker, Esq. — revised to May 15, 1970."

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