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The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
African-Americans have contributed to American society in every walk of life, and one purpose of Black History Month is to call attention to some of those who may have escaped notice. Here are 10 brief biographies from the Profile America series produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.More >>
Jane Bolin was the first African American woman to be appointed as a judge. She was sworn in to a 10-year term on New York City's Domestic Relations Court in 1939.
During her tenure, she made two major changes. One was the assignment of probation officers to cases without regard to race or religion. The other was that child care agencies receiving public funds had to accept children without regard to their ethnic background.
After she retired, she volunteered as a tutor in math and reading for children in the New York City school system.
There are 37-thousand judges in the U.S., about 30 percent of them women and 5 percent African-American.
This profile is adapted from Profile America, a radio series produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2004.
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