William Levi Dawson was a... | African-American News and Black History

William Levi Dawson was a...

William Levi Dawson was a...

William Levi Dawson was a...

William Levi Dawson was a well-known Chicago, Illinois lawyer who became one of the city’s most influential politicians. His career paralleled the rising significance of African Americans in the Democratic Party. Dawson was born in Albany, Georgia on April 26, 1886. Little is known of his formative years. In 1912, Dawson graduated magna cum laude from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly afterwards he migrated to Chicago where he studied law at Northwestern University. Once the United States entered World War I in 1917, Dawson joined the US Army and was soon commissioned a second lieutenant with the 365th Infantry when it served in France. Dawson returned to the United States in 1919, passed the Illinois Bar Exam, and the following year began the practice of law in Chicago. #TodayInBlackHistory #BlackHistory365 #DorothyPorter #TimBradley #KarenFarmer #williamstanley

Leave a comment

Related Posts

#ados #blackmothers #blackparents #blackmother #black365...
#ados #blackmothers #blackparents #blackmother #black365...
#ados #blackmothers #blackparents #blackmother #black365 #blacklove #blackpeople #africanamerican #blackpower #blacku...
Read More
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings...
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings...
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings #Blackqueens #Supportblack...
Read More
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings...
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings...
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings #Blackqueens #Supportblack...
Read More
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings...
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings...
#Firstknowthyself#Blackhistory #Problack #Blackisbeautiful #blackentrepreneurs #Blackkings #Blackqueens #Supportblack...
Read More

Tags