VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: JANE MATILDA BOLINadmin2021-02-22T17:20:09-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Jane Matilda Bolin
April 11, 1908 – January 8, 2007
“We have to fight every inch of the way and in the face of sometimes insufferable humiliations.” Judge Bolin, speaking on women’s rights in 1958
First African American Judge in the United States, First African American woman to graduate from Yale Law School, to join the NYC Bar Association, to join the NYC Law Dept. Lifelong advocate for children’s rights and education.
Photo 1. Judge Jane Bolin. Photo 2.Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin, by Jacqueline A. McLeod.
Judge Jane Bolin in 1978 [Photo Credit: John Sotomayor]