Historical Images

Courtesy of Social Law Library

Boston, Massachusetts

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A respected attorney in Boston, Robert Morris became one of the first African American men to pass the bar in Massachusetts. Benjamin Roberts sought Morris’ legal counsel for Sarah Roberts v. City of Boston. Morris also served as a leader in the community, participating in many events significant to the Black community of Boston.

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The creators of Smith Court Stories acknowledge that Smith Court in Beacon Hill sits on the unceded territory of the Massachusett Peoples, and their neighbors the Wampanoag and Nipmuc Peoples. We recognize these communities have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations.