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Mound City Bar Association is the oldest black bar association west of the Mississippi River. It was organized as the St. Louis Negro Bar Association on January 7, 1922, at a time when black lawyers were not allowed to join the all-white St. Louis Bar Association.

Our objectives are to advance the professional interests and professional development of our members; promote the administration of justice; uphold the honor of the legal profession; and provide service to the community.

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