Black History Month

Brooklyn Law School Celebrates a Legacy of African-American Achievement

Since the Law School’s founding 116 years ago, African-American graduates have been trailblazers and leaders in the law and in a remarkable range of fields. As the nation celebrates Black History Month, meet some of our accomplished alumni whose careers have made a positive difference in New York City and beyond.


Florence Lucas ’39


The Honorable William Thompson Sr. ’54


The Honorable David N. Dinkins ’56


Benjamin Ward ’65


The Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr. ’66


Stan Wilcox ‘88


Errol Louis ’05


Ashley Allison ’11


Leanne Welds ’14