Lani Guinier

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Birthday
19, 1950
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
19, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
New York

About

American lawyer and civil rights activist who advocated for voting reform and became the first female African-American professor at Harvard Law School to be tenured.

Before Fame

She knew as a child that she wanted to be a civil rights lawyer, and graduated from Yale Law School in 1974 and later became head of the NAACP's Voting Rights project.

Trivia

She received numerous awards including the Champion of Democracy Award from the National Women's Political Caucus and the Rosa Parks Award, and she was awarded ten honorary degrees.

Family Life

She married fellow professor Nolan Bowie in 1986 and the pair has one child.

Associated With

President Bill Clinton nominated her for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in 1993, but her nomination was later withdrawn.