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She also served on a civil rights committee created by President Kennedy, and was instrumental in the creation of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Rights, serving as its first commissioner.

Raymond Pace Alexander, who graduated from Wharton in 1920 and Harvard Law School in 1923, was appointed in 1959 the first African-American judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. One of his court decisions led to the establishment of Community Legal Services. He and his wife played key roles in the passage of Pennsylvania's 1935 Equal Rights Law, which made it illegal to deny African Americans access to public schools, restaurants and hotels in the Commonwealth.

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