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Black History: Violette Neatley Anderson

Violette Neatley Anderson, born July 1882 in London became the first African-American woman to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 29, 1926. In 1922, she was named an assistant prosecutor in Chicago, the first woman and African-American to do so. In 1936, she helped lobby on behalf of the Bankhead-Jones act, which gave poor farmers a pathway and financial assistance to become eventual farm owners. 
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