Black History Living Legends Honored

Legends honored for Black History Month

THE LIVING LEGENDS were joined by well wishers and friends (l-r) Richard Boykin, Barnes & Thornburg; William Garth, Chicago Citizens Newspapers; Dorothy R. Leavell; Chicago Crusader Newspaper Group; James Montgomery, Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Montgomery; Pauline Montgomery, Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Montgomery; Wayne Watson, chancellor City Colleges of Chicago; Hermene Hartman, N’Digo; Melinda Kelly, Chatham Business Association; Sharon Strickland, Cook County Bar Association, and Danny K. Davis, United States House of Representatives.

As part of Black History Month, a local law firm recently honored five Black Chicagoans as “Living Legends.” Barnes & Thornburg, LLP was joined by the Illinois Black Legislative Caucus and the Cook County Bar Association in citing the lifetime achievements of Dorothy R. Leavell,

Publisher of the Chicago Crusader and Gary Crusader newspapers; Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery, legal profession and civil rights icons; Hermene Hartman, Publisher of N’Digo magapaper; and William Garth, Publisher of the Citizen newspapers. The ceremony was held at Barnes & Thornburg’s offices at 1 North Wacker Drive.

Story Posted: 03/03/2012