“Those gains we have made were never graciously and generously granted. We have had to fight every inch of the way.”
Jane Bolin was the first Black Woman to earn a law degree at Yale, and the first Black Woman to become a judge in the U.S.
At first, her father wasn’t pleased. “Judges have so much tension in their lives, they die early of heart attacks,” he warned her.
She lived to be 98.
“I wasn’t concerned about first, second or last. My work was my primary concern.”