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The Day in 1939 That Jane Matilda Bolin Made History as the Country’s First African American Female Judge

In 2007, the nation mourned the passing of Jane Bolin, a legendary icon in the American judiciary system. It was on July 22, 1939 that she made history when she was sworn in as the first African American female judge in the U.S. Interestingly enough, Bolin had no idea of the precedential significance that day had waiting for her.

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