- NAME: Charlotte E. Ray
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Lawyer
- BIRTH DATE: January 13, 1850
- DEATH DATE: January 04, 1911
- Did You Know?: In 1872, Charlotte E. Ray became the first female African-American lawyer in the United States. She's also one of the first women to be admitted to the D.C. bar.
- Did You Know?: Charlotte E. Ray is the first woman to be granted permission to argue cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the capital.
- EDUCATION: Howard University School of Law, Institution for the Education of Colored Youth
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Woodside, New York
- Full Name: Charlotte E. Fraim
- Originally: Charlotte E. Ray
- AKA: Charlotte Fraim
- AKA: Charlotte Ray
- AKA: C.E. Ray
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Charlotte E. Ray became the first female African-American lawyer in the United States in 1872.
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Ray died on January 4, 1911, in Woodside, New York. While she only practiced law for a few years, she demonstrated that African-American women could excel in this field. Her achievements helped inspire others to reach for other seemingly impossible goals.
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