The Remarkable Jane Bolin

I’m Jane Bolin and I’m proud to say that I’ve made history.  In 1931, I became the first Black woman to graduate from Yale Law School.  And on July 22, 1939, I was sworn in as a judge in New York City and served for the next 40 years.

Getting there wasn’t easy.  My father discouraged me because lawyers dealt with the “grossest kind of human behavior.” Doors were shut in my face but there was never a question of me abandoning my dream.

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If you’re interested in learning more about this remarkable woman who refused to give up her dream, click here.

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

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