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New ABA Diversity Award Honors Penn Law Graduate

December 08, 2008

Nominations are now open for candidates for the first-ever recipient of the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity, to be presented by the American Bar Association.

Sadie Alexander was the first African-American to earn a doctoral degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania, completing it in 1921, and she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1927, becoming the first African American woman to do so.

Related links:
Announcement of award
Photograph of Sadie Alexander
Film "Imagining Sadie," from the Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law.