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Black History Month

Black History Moment, Jane Bolin

Jane Bolin, a law activist, was the first Black woman in 1931 to attend Yale Law School. She became the first female black judge in the United States in 1939...

Jane Bolin, a law activist, was the first Black woman in 1931 to attend Yale Law School. She became the first female black judge in the United States in 1939, where she served for 10 years. Working with private employers to recruit people based on their qualifications, as opposed to discrimination against them because of their race, was one of her important achievements during her career. She has sat on the boards of the NAACP, the Child Welfare League of America and the Children’s Center of the Neighborhood.