Born: Jul 16, 1882 AD
Died: 1937 AD, at 54 years of age.
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".
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