Everett J. Waring:

1859 - 1914

On October 10, 1885, Everett J. Waring became the first African American lawyer admitted to the bar of the Supreme Bench in Baltimore, Maryland. Waring was a prominent civic leader in the black community during his twelve-year residence in Baltimore. He maintained a successful law practice, dealt in real estate, and established the Lexington Savings Bank. This bank was the first financial institution in Maryland founded and managed by African Americans. Studying Waring's experiences adds another dimension to our understanding of the fascinating history of African Americans in late 19th-century Baltimore.

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