Good evening Friends,
For Day 12 of our Black Girl History Month I would like to put the spotlight on Jane Matilda Bolin.
Jane Bolin was born April 11, 1908 and was the child of an interracial couple; her father was an attorney. In 1931, she became the first African American woman to earn a Law degree from Yale Law School. On July 22, 1939 she became the first African American female judge in the United States. She served as a judge in the New York Family Courts for 3 decades before passing away in 2007.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate and acknowledge the strength demonstrated by Jane Bolin as she continued to break stereotypes during a time of segregation and unsound racial injustice.