Eunice Hunton Carter
July 16, 1899/Atlanta, Georgia
January 25, 1970/New York City, New York
Lawyer, women’s rights and anti-racism activist
What Makes Her Bitchin’:
She was the first African-American women to earn a law degree from Fordham University, one of New York's first black female lawyers, and one of the United States’ first district attorneys of color. Oh yeah, AND she helped take down mobster Lucky Luciano. Basically, Eunice Carter was a BOSS!
Betcha’ Didn't Know:
Besides wielding manila folders of evidence like Thor’s hammer, Eunice was on numerous United Nations that championed women’s rights, and served on the Executive Committee of the International Council of Women.
For more about this kick-ass crime-fighting heroine, check-out:
Eunice Hunton Carter, Mob Buster
Remembering Eunice Hunton Carter '32 (Fordham University School of Law)
Carter, Eunice Hunton (1899-1970) (BlackPast.org)