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Tue, 04.23.1872

First Black Woman Admitted To Practice Law

Charlotte E. Ray

On this date in 1872, Charlotte E. Ray became the first Black woman admitted to practice before the district Supreme Court (Washington D.C.).

Reference:
The African American Atlas
Black History & Culture an Illustrated Reference
by Molefi K. Asanta and Mark T. Mattson
Macmillam USA, Simon & Schuster, New York
ISBN 0-02-864984-2

To Become a Lawyer

Reference:

NYWBA.org

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When first my bosom glowed with hope, I gazed as from a mountaintop On some delightful plain; But oh! How transient was the scene-It fled as though it had... SLAVERY by George Moses Horton.
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