History’s Forgotten: Episode 5 – Jane Bolin, Black History Month

Journalists discuss highlights of 40 years of accomplishments of 1st black female judge in U.S.


Grace Williamson

Running a soundcheck, seniors Caroline Wilburn, Maddie Moats and junior Christi Norris prepare to discuss Jane Bolin for this episode of “History’s Forgotten.” In honor of Black History Month, the series will cover two important African Americans from history. “History’s Forgotten,” has won four Best of SNO awards and continues to publish on Eagle Nation Online.


In this episode:

For Black History Month, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode of “History’s Forgotten.” This podcast highlights Jane Bolin, the first Black woman to graduate from Yale Law School and the first Black female judge in the United States. Bolin defied barriers of both gender and race to serve Americans in the court of law for 40 years, but not without facing discrimination from many of those in her field.

Topics covered:

Jane Bolin

Black History Month

Yale Law School

Civil Rights Movement

Jim Crow