Dovey Mae Johnson Roundtree,  April 17, 1914.

A Spelman and  Harvard Law graduate, Dovey Johnson was a Civil Rights and criminal defense lawyer, minister and personally selected by Mary McLeod Bethune to be one of the first African-American woman to be trained as an officer in the newly created women’s Army Auxiliary during World War II and the first woman to receive ministerial status in the African Episcopal Church. Dovey Johnson was the first minority woman admitted to the all-white woman’s Bar in the District of Columbia in 1963, establishing herself in the legal community in Washington DC.   Johnson represented Ray Crump when he was accused of killing a white socialite, Mary Pinchot Meyer on October 12, 1964 and won his acquittal, during a time when blacks were fighting for civil rights.

Dovey Mae Johnson thisandthat salutes you and your contributions to society.


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