Shout out to Loretta Lynch.
As an adolescent, you would watch court proceedings with your father at the courthouse in Durham, North Carolina. Your interest in law was also sparked by stories of your grandfather, a sharecropper and pastor in the 1930s, helping blacks escape north to evade unjust prosecutions under the laws of the Jim Crow south.
A recipient of a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1984, you were personally nominated for appointment by President Barack Obama for the office of U.S. Attorney General (AG) in November 2014. On April 23, 2015, you became the first Black woman to be confirmed as U.S. Attorney General.
During your accomplished tenure, you delivered the commencement address to the Spring 2016 graduating class at Spelman College. Since then, you have represented and liaised with colleges and universities concerning their legal affairs, to include Syracuse University and NC State University, corporations such as McDonald’s and the NFL, and various other organizations and institutions.
You unquestionably left your mark on our country and the United States Department of Justice, not just as the Honorable first Black woman U.S. AG, but as a well-respected voice for momentous resolutions.
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