Wright, Crispus A.
Wright was the son of a former slave who became an influential Beverly Hills civil rights lawyer. Wright earned a bachelor's degree in political science at USC and then his law degree at USC in 1938. After serving in the army, he established his law practice on Central Avenue. Excluded from the existing bar associations because of his race, in 1943 Wright co-founded the John M. Langston Bar Association for African Americans. -- University of Southern California WWW site.