18:2 William Mitchell Magazine, Fall (2000)
William T. Francis was (1869-1929), by most measures, the most successful of the early African American alumni of William Mitchell College of Law's predecessor law schools. Francis was a skilled lawyer, an adroit politician, a popular orator, a vigorous crusader for human and civil rights, and a respected U.S. diplomat.
Heidenreich, Douglas R., "A Citizen of Fine Spirit" (2000). Faculty Scholarship. 109.