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Portrait of Lutie Lytle, one of the nation's earliest African American female lawyers. Her family came to Topeka and lived at 1435 Monroe Street and Lutie and her brothers attended Topeka schools, including Topeka High School. Lytle graduated from Central Tennessee College and was admitted to the Criminal Court in Memphis, Tennessee, after passing an oral exam. She is reported to be the first African American woman to be licensed to practice in Tennessee, and third in the United States. After returning to Topeka, she became the first African American woman admitted to the Kansas bar. This portrait was copied from A New Negro for a New Century.
Item Number: 375
Call Number: B Lytle, Lutie A. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 375
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Lawyers
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1890s - 1897
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - African Americans
People - Women
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917
Type of Material - Photographs