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Saturday, Mar 25, 2023

Community Service

Dedication and Commitment to the Community
Byrd & Associates has contributed service, time and funds to the community through  providing pro bono legal work, fundraising, mentoring, supporting of the arts, political activism and other forms of philanthropy.  Byrd & Associates strongly believes in progressive change within the communities where we work and live.

Community Achievements & Contributions

  • First African-American Chancery Court Judge in the History of Mississippi (1989)(Filled unexpired term  -did not seek re-election)
  • Tougaloo College Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Frederick Douglas Moot Court Law School Competition Sponsor
  • Annual Sponsor – Margaret Walker Alexander “Isaac K. Byrd, Jr. For My People” Luncheon
  • Annual Lynch Street (African American historic district) Cultural Arts Festival
  • $1 Million Contribution to Tougaloo College, a HBCU and Undergraduate Alma Mater
  • Established ACLU  Byrd-Silverman Legal Fellowship Program – 3rd Year Law Students
  • Jubilee Jam (cultural music festival) Annual Sponsor
  • Annual Sponsor of Universal Soul Circus for Underprivileged Children
  • Sponsored Mississippi Blues Party Chicago for “Year of the Blues”
  • Co-Sponsor Mississippi Development authority – Mississippi Blues Reception in Chicago
  • Ballet Magnificat, Mississippi Opera & Museum of Art Benefactor
  • “Passages of Africa”  Photo Exhibit Sponsor- Museum of Art ($ 50,000)
  • Jackson Public School Adopter of Three Schools
  • B. B. King Museum Advisory Board Member
  • Kresge Foundation Philanthropic Recipient
  • Annual Hattie and Isaac Byrd Scholarship (Father and Mother)-Gentry H.S.-Indianola, Mississippi
  • Tougaloo College Board of Trustees (1984- Present)
  • Mississippi Fundraiser for Senator Obama – Campaign for Senator

General Counsel- Mississippi NAACP, General Missionary Baptist State Convention of MS , Inc. and African American State Troopers Association


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427 East Fortification Street
Jackson, MS 39202
toll free: 1-800-748-8617
phone: 601-354-1210

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