Saturday, June 9, 2012

On June 9

On this day in ...
... 1993, Goler Teal Butcher (right) died in Washington, D.C., 67 years after her birth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After earning her B.A. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D.degree Howard University School of Law, she embarked on a distinguished career as an attorney and professor in international law.  As Stephanie Farrior has posted, Butcher, an IntLawGrrls foremother, was inter alia the 1st African-American woman at the Office of the Legal Adviser, a Howard Law professor, U.S. Department of State, was a congressional counsel, and was active in Amnesty International USA. Among the many tributes published after her passing was Tribute: African Americans and International Law: For Professor Golder Teal Butcher, with Appreciation (1994), by our  colleague, Temple Law Professor Henry J. Richardson III.

(Prior June 9 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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