May 01, 2018 WAYMAKER

Interview with Justice Dennis W. Archer

By Judge Willie J. Epps Jr.

On August 11, 2003, during the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the Honorable Dennis W. Archer became the first person of color to serve as ABA president. His one-year term began 125 years after the founding of the ABA, 60 years after the ABA ended its policy of excluding African Americans, and 30 years after Archer attended his first ABA Annual Meeting and launched a plan to improve diversity in the ABA and the profession.

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