Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Texan left nameless

In today's NYT obituary of Jane Bolin, dead at the age of 98, it's reported that once when being interviewed she recalled from her time at Yale Law School, where she was one of three women and the only black person (and from which she was the first black female to graduate), "that a few Southerners at the law school had taken pleasure in letting the swinging classroom doors hit her in the face. One of those Southerners later became active in the American Bar Association and invited her to speak before his bar group in Texas. She declined." There's not a helpful clue at ABA past presidents or at YLS.


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