History’s Forgotten: Episode 5 – Jane Bolin, Black History Month

By Christi Norris, Caroline Wilburn, and Maddie Moats

In this episode:

For Black History Month, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode of “History’s Forgotten.” This podcast highlights Jane Bolin, the first Black woman to graduate from Yale Law School and the first Black female judge in the United States. Bolin defied barriers of both gender and race to serve Americans in the court of law for 40 years, but not without facing discrimination from many of those in her field.

Topics covered:

Jane Bolin

Black History Month

Yale Law School

Civil Rights Movement

Jim Crow

 

This story was originally published on Eagle Nation Online on February 8, 2021.