As Black History Month concludes, PSE honors Attorney Moses J. Jones, the first African-American attorney to practice in Dayton. He was admitted to practice law in 1898. Recognizable by his vested suit and gold chain, Mr. Jones was an inspiration and model for the legal community. He was regarded as Dayton’s foremost African American criminal attorney drawing his clientele and representation from many states. Mr. Jones had an exemplary reputation for his fair and honest practice. Upon his passing, Mr. Jones was active in civic affairs and bequest a large amount of money that started the African American Community Fund, now held at The Dayton Foundation. Thank you, Mr. Jones, for creating your pathway in Dayton and inspiring all attorneys!