1882 – Born on July 16th. She was an African-American attorney and Judge/Magistrate.
1899 – She attended North Division High School in Chicago, Illinois.
1903 – Attended Chicago Athenaeum.
– She married Albert E. Johnson.
1905 – She worked as a court reporter, which sparked her interest in law.
1912-1920 – Anderson furthered her schooling at the Chicago Seminar of Sciences, and the Chicago Law School earning her LL.B.
1922 – She served as the first female city prosecutor in Chicago.
– Anderson was admitted to practice for the Supreme Court of the United States, becoming the first African-American woman to obtain this post.
– Anderson also belonged to the Federal Colored Women’s Clubs, was president of Friendly Big Sisters League of Chicago, First Vice-President of Cook County Bar Association, and secretary of Idlewild Lot Owners Association.
1937 – She died but her life is recognized by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. every year in the month of April as "Violette Anderson Day".