The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Joyce Hughes

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Joyce Hughes

Streaming Video - 2016
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Law professor Joyce Hughes' was born in Gadsden, Alabama on February 7, 1940. When Hughes received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1965, she was the first African American female to do so. Hughes was the first African American hired to clerk with a federal district court judge in Minnesota. In 1971, Hughes joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School. She was the first woman and African American to teach there, as well as the first African American female tenure track professor at any majority white institution. In 1975, Hughes became a member of the Northwestern University Law School faculty, and in 1979 she was the first African American female tenured professor at Northwestern. Hughes also was the first African American and first female to serve as general counsel for Chicago Transit Authority. She was influential on the Chicago Board of Education in school desegregation policy.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 42 min., 54 sec.)) : sound, color.
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