The Excellence of WBA Membership: The Seven Founders by WBA Legacy Series published on 2021-11-03T13:11:25Z In the inaugural episode of the Washington Bar Association (WBA) Legacy Series, President Kendra Perkins Norwood sits down with Wiley’s Chief Diversity Officer Rashida MacMurray-Abdullah to discuss the seven Black lawyers in the District of Columbia who founded the WBA in 1925 to advance jurisprudence as they were all navigating a racially exclusive society and judicial system. The seven founders include Charles Hamilton Houston, George E.C. Hayes, J. Franklin Wilson, Ulysses Simpson Garnes, Isaiah Lisemby, Louis Rothchild Mehlinger, and Charles E. Robinson. During this episode, they discuss the path that Charles Hamilton Houston, George E.C. Hayes, and Louis Rothchild Mehlinger took to become founders and pioneers in the legal industry and advancing civil rights.