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Join us for Beyond the Book, a new Bookmarks Lecture Series, featuring The Life of Elreta Melton Alexander: Activism Within the Courts with Virginia Summey on Saturday, January 28th at 4:00 pm!

This book explores the life and contributions of groundbreaking attorney, Elreta Melton Alexander Ralston (1919-98). In 1945, Alexander became the first African American woman to graduate from Columbia Law School. In 1947, she was the first African American woman to practice law in the state of North Carolina, and in 1968, she became the first African American woman to become an elected district court judge.

This is a free event. Each person attending the event must have a registration or book ticket. Registration options:
– Free registration: Attendance to the book talk
– Book ticket: Attendance to the book talk and a copy of The Life of Elreta Melton Alexander: Activism Within the Courts

Additional books will be available for purchase at the event.

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