Mrs. Velena G. Ellis, in 1945 before the ceremony where she was the first African American woman admitted to the New York bar. Ellis was also the first black woman on the police force.-via The New York Daily News #1940s #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackhistory #africanamericanhistory #americanhistory #NewYorkHistory #BlacksinLaw #BlackLawyers #VelenaGEllis
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