April 11, 1908 - January 8, 2007
She was the first Black woman to graduate from
Yale Law School and the first Black woman in the to become a judge. United States
She retired in 1979 after 40 years as a judge - but only because she had reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
She died at age 98 in 2007.
This wonderful woman was an activist for children's rights and education. She served on the boards of the NAACP, the Child Welfare League, and the National Urban League. She received honorary degrees from Tuskegee Institute,
Williams College, Hampton University, and Western College for Women and . Morgan State University
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