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Sherman native becomes city's only African American attorney

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SHERMAN -- On what would have been Martin Luther King Junior's 86th birthday, a Sherman man is living the dream Doctor King may have envisioned.

Sholdon Daniels, 28, says he had a troubled childhood growing up in Sherman. He graduated from Howe High School then earned a cap and gown from the Thurgood Marshal School of Law in Houston. He returned to Sherman last summer.

Daniels passed the Texas Bar exam, was recently sworn in and says he's now the only African American attorney practicing law in Sherman.

"It blows my mind a little bit but then again what blows my mind more is how nice people are out here and how it really is a matter of both sides getting to know one another," he said.

Daniels opened up a practice on Travis Street in November and wants to serve as an example of what he's trying to prove, not in the courtroom, but in life.

"I just wanted to come back here and serve as an example as someone who applied their mind and became a success," Daniels said.

Daniels is a nominee for the Hometown Champions Contest through the NAACP Image Awards, an
event celebrating the achievements and performances of people of color.

To vote for Daniels, click here.