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Transcript of JANE BOLIN
BY: YASMIN M.
She Wasn't Just A Judge
Bolin was an activist for children's rights and education!
"I'd rather see if I can help a child than settle an argument between adults over money."
– Jane Bolin
Jane Matilda Bolin. She was born on April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie New York. Jane died on January 8, 2007. She died in Long Island City.
Jane Bolin was the first African American woman to graduate from Yale Law School. She was also the first to join the New York City Law Department. She also became the first black woman to serve as a judge in the USA when she was sworn into the bench of the New York City Domestic Relation Court in 1939.
Bolin was the youngest of four siblings. She married Ralph E. Mizelle, a lawer in 1933. Ralph died in 1943. Then she remarried Walter P. Offutt Jr.