Category Archives: African-American Women

Bessie Coleman – Free Barnstorming Pilot

Day 264 of Colourisation Project – January 26 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born on this day, January 26, in 1892, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman broke through the gender and … Continue reading

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America’s First Black Female Judge – Jane Matilda Bolin

Day 76 of Colourisation Project – July 22 On this day, July 22, 1939 at the age of 31, Jane Matilda Bolin was appointed America’s first black female judge. Born on April 11, 1908, in Poughkeepsie, New York, Bolin was … Continue reading

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