Jane Matilda Bolin was the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School, join the New York City Bar Association and serve as a US judge.
Denied admission to Vassar College due to racial discrimination, Bolin still pursued a law career, passing the New York bar in 1932.
She made significant strides in child services, advocating for racial equality. A children’s rights activist, Bolin also served on several civil rights organizations’ boards.
Even after retiring in 1979, she volunteered as a reading instructor and served on the New York State Board of Regents, inspiring future legal professionals.
I have made a list of the most famous quotes by Jane Bolin.
Top 5 Jane Bolin Quotes
When I came in, the one or two black probation officers handled only black families. I had that changed. ~ Jane Bolin.
I wasn’t concerned about first, second or last. My work was my primary concern. ~ Jane Bolin.
I’d rather see if I can help a child than settle an argument between adults over money. ~ Jane Bolin.
I was rejected on account of being a woman, but I’m sure that race also played a part. ~ Jane Bolin.
There was little opportunity for women in law, and absolutely none for a ‘coloured one’ ~ Jane Bolin.
Famous Jane Bolin Quotes
Poughkeepsie is fascist to the extent of deluding itself that there is superiority among human beings by reasons solely of color, race or religion. ~ Jane Bolin.
I am saddened and maddened even nearly half a century later to recall many of my Wellesley experiences, but my college days for the most part evoke sad and lonely personal memories. ~ Jane Bolin.
Families and children are so important to our society, and to dedicate your life to trying to improve their lives is completely satisfying. ~ Jane Bolin.
Those gains we have made were never graciously and generously granted. We have had to fight every inch of the way. ~ Jane Bolin.
It is easy to imagine how a young, protected child who sees portrayals of brutality is forever scarred and becomes determined to contribute in her own small way to social justice. ~ Jane Bolin.
We have to fight every inch of the way and in the face of sometimes insufferable humiliations. ~ Jane Bolin.
As time went by, I was embarrassed by it because it was years after I went on the bench before another African American woman went on the bench. ~ Jane Bolin.
So these were the 15 famous quotes about Jane Bolin.