The Barnes Firm Supports Black History Month
The Barnes Firm deems philanthropy as one of its core values. For this reason, the personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm are proud to donate their time and resources to support commercials and events for things, such as Black History Month. It is important to celebrate the achievements of all the amazing African Americans who paved the way for future generations.
In 1912 Charlotta Spears-Bass became the first African American women to own and operate a newspaper in the United States, as editor she fought against race-based hiring discrimination throughout LA. Bass was a fervent civil rights advocate, seeking equality for African Americans and the disadvantaged. In her latter years, Bass became the first African American woman to run for Vice President of the United States. This Black History Month feature is brought to you by the personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm.
Paul Revere Williams
Los Angeles is home to some of the most iconic architecture in the nation, thanks in part to Paul Revere Williams. The first African American architect west of the Mississippi, Williams designed around 3,000 projects, including the redesign of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Rochester Mansion and the Saks Fifth Avenue building in Beverly Hills. Paul Revere Williams has forever shaped the LA landscape as a more vibrant and exquisite example of design and architecture. This Black History Month feature is brought to you by the personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm.
Jesse Owens, his Olympic victories in the 1936 games crashed Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy. His story is our story. The Barnes Firm salutes this historic figure for paving the way for future generations.
Harriet Tubman, after escaping slavery herself, she guided over 300 others to freedom and was a spy during the Civil War. Her story is our story. The Barnes Firm salutes this historic figure for paving the way for future generations.
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells, journalist, activist and suffragette. She led an anti-lynching crusade over a hundred years ago. Her story is our story. The Barnes Firm salutes this historic figure for paving the way for future generations.
Tom Bradley was the first African American LA Mayor. His 20 years of mayor mark the longest tenure in city history. Bradley’s career started as a police officer for the LAPD and was only one of 400 black police officers at the time. During his time as mayor, Bradley pushed for the development of century city and warner center. He would also develop the light rail and LAX terminals that are still in use today. The Barnes Firm salutes this historic figure for paving the way for future generations.
An originator of big band jazz, Duke Ellington is one of America’s most celebrated music composers with a career spanning more than 50 years. He created thousands of compositions for stage screen and the American songbook including, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and “Take the A Train.” The Barnes Firm salutes this historic figure for paving the way for future generations.
Forgotten Soldier Exhibit
At the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown, Virginia features a Forgotten Soldier Exhibit. The exhibit focuses on the personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans on both sides of the American Revolutionary War. Their contributions helped establish America as an independent nation. Black History is Our History. The Barnes Firm salutes the Forgotten Soldier Exhibit and other landmarks that continue to educate and highlight black history in America.
Honoring 400 Years of Black History at Point Comfort
400 years ago, African slaves arrived at a location on Virginia’s shores known as Point Comfort. Today, the location is known as Fort Monroe. Throughout the year, there will be programs and ceremonies honoring black history. Black History is Our History. The Barnes Firm salutes the exhibits at Point Comfort and other landmarks across the nation that continue to educate future generations.
Station 30 became LA’s first all-black fire station in 1923. The station served an important role in securing workplace equality for African American firefighters. It would later sustain fire damage and remain vacant for some years before being converted to serve as the African American firefighter museum. Station 30 serves as a reminder of the brave men who served their city and fought for racial equality. The Barnes Firm salutes Station 30 and other landmarks that continue to educate and highlight black history in America.