Louis Berry

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Birthday
9, 1914
Birthplace
Alexandria, LA
Death Date
May 3, 1998 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1914
Birthplace
Alexandria, LA
Death Date
May 3, 1998 (83)

About

American attorney who was the first African-American to be permitted to practice law in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was the first African-American to practice law in Louisiana since A. P. Tureaud in 1927.

Before Fame

He attended the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in 1996, two years before his death.

Family Life

He was born in Alexandria, Lousiana, but later lived in Lafayette.

Associated With

He helped register African American citizens to vote after President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.