Party in a personal residence, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Party in a personal residence, Los Angeles, 1940s
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- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Vince Monroe Townsend, Jr. was an attorney. Admitted to the California Bar in 1943, he was an advocate for abolishing restrictive covenants for minority groups in residential areas inthe late 1940s. From about 1947 to about 1965, he ran for political office at the city and State levels several times. Affiliated with the Republican Party starting in 1956, he returned to the Democratic Party in 1966. As of 1966, he was a Los Angeles County public defender. In 1987 he was a judge pro tempore in the Inglewood Municipal Court.
Williams, who in 1969 became the first African American judge appointed to the Federal Court west of the Mississippi, was part of a second generation of lawyers in Los Angeles.
Helen Wright was the wife of Crispus Attucks Wright and the sister of John McClain.
Crispus Attucks Wright was a Beverly Hills civil rights attorney, a businessman, and a benefactor to the Law School at the University of Southern California.
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Vince Townsend (likely) is seated on the floor onthe left, David Williams, dressed in a dark suit, is seated on the floor (3rd from the right). Crispus Wright is standing in the back row, 3rd from the right. In front of him (dressed in a light-colored blouse) is Helen Wright.
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African American lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Townsend, Vince Monroe, Jr., 1906-1997
Williams, David W., 1910-2000
Wright, Helen, 1922-1978
Wright, Crispus Attucks, 1913-2001
- California--Los Angeles
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