George W. Malone, Esq. (1875-1949)

Born in 1875 in the Reconstructionist Southern state of Mississippi, George W. Malone led an inspiring journey to become the first African American attorney licensed in New Mexico.

Malone was first licensed in Mississippi, then New Mexico, then Kansas.

after NM GW went to Kansas City, NM, died 1945

Married Bessie Gilmore in 1892 (insert news clipping about prominent AAs marrying)

George’s father – Moses Malone – born 1815; Clarissa, mom, born 1834

1880 census lists Moses as a farm laborer, parents were illiterate, school age children could not read;