February is Black History Month, and we'd like to celebrate our founding attorney Charles R. Frazier. Charles has successfully operated a small business in Middle Tennessee and saved his clients across the nation millions of dollars in taxes since 2009. A native of New Jersey, Charles is a proud US military veteran, father, husband and respected business professional. In 2022, he became the only African American certified by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc as an Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) in the state of Tennessee. Charles is currently the president of the Murfreesboro Estate Planning Council, a member of the 2024 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee, and he serves on a host of other committees in the legal and volunteer communities. We are proud to honor our principal attorney for his achievements and leadership!
In a recent Q&A session with the Better Business Bureau, Charles provided the following responses.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
“Black History Month is a profound observance that honors the immense contributions of African Americans to our society. It serves as a yearly beacon of the strides made by Black individuals despite significant barriers to equality. This month is not just a period of reflection on our nation's complex history of racial injustice; it's also a call to action, urging us to progress towards the ideals of justice and liberty for all. Black History Month offers a moment for everyone to contemplate their role in transforming the ideals of America from mere aspirations into tangible realities.”
Who is your Black history hero?
"In the tapestry of Black history heroes, two figures stand out to me. My personal hero is my great-grandfather, Jessie Pugh. Despite his modest stature, he was a towering influence in my life, teaching me the value of working smart while working hard, the importance of not judging everyone based on the actions of some, and the principle of doing good by doing well. On a broader scale, my famous Black history hero is Thurgood Marshall. He used education (the great equalizer) to propel himself to the highest court in the land, which is nothing short of inspirational. Marshall harnessed his legal expertise as a force for good, tirelessly working to ensure future generations of African Americans could access quality education in diverse environments."