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Jane Bolin - The First Black Woman in the US to Become a Judge

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Jane Bolin - The First Black Woman in the US to Become a Judge

Daughter of the Empire State by Jacqueline McLeod Jane Bolin's appointment as a family court judge by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1939 made her the first black woman in the United States to become a judge. Judge Bolin was the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School, the first to join the New York City Bar Association, and the first to work in the office of the New York City corporation counsel, the city’s legal department. In January 1979, when Judge Bolin had reluctantly retired after 40 years as a judge, Constance Baker Motley, a black...

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Eleanor Joyce Toliver-Williams - the first African-American woman to certify as an air traffic controller

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Eleanor Joyce Toliver-Williams  - the first African-American woman to certify as an air traffic controller

The next time you are flying in a jet, take a moment to think about the Air Traffic Controllers on the ground who guide aircraft safely to their destinations. Eleanor Joyce Toliver-Williams was one such unsung hero.

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Althea Gibson - The first Black woman to compete at Wimbledon

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Althea Gibson - The first Black woman to compete at Wimbledon

Althea Gibson was the first Black woman to compete at Wimbledon in 1951. Her love of the sport opened doors for Black athletes everywhere.

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Wonder Women Education Pins At Modern Mouse in Alameda, California

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Wonder Women Education Pins At Modern Mouse in Alameda, California

If you are in Alameda, California don't forget to stop in to Modern Mouse maker market and boutique in the  South Shore Center (it's just a short walk from the waterfront).  Inside you'll find the complete collection of Wonder Women educational pins.   You will also see work from over 240 talented artists ranging from home goods, jewelry, local apparel and special occasion gifts... something for just about everyone! Modern Mouse Web Address: 2223 South Shore Center, Alameda, CA 94501

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Mary Wallace: The First Female Bus Driver for Chicago Transit Authority, Beginning in 1974

Mary Wallace: The First Female Bus Driver for Chicago Transit Authority, Beginning in 1974

In 1974, Englewood native, Mary Wallace, drove into history when she became the first woman to drive a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus.

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