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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Profile America Thursday, February 27th. On this date in 1872, America's third female law student was graduated. But this third was a first. Charlotte Ray was a freeborn African-American.  With her degree from historically black Howard University, she shortly began her law practice in Washington, D.C., and was the first woman accredited to argue a case before the Supreme Court. When Charlotte Ray graduated, university degrees were a rarity in all of America. Today, among the 24 million African-Americans over 25 years old, some 2.8 million have bachelor's degrees, and some 1.6 million more hold advanced degrees. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/ray-charlotte-e-1850-1911 
http://www.lincoln.edu/about.html 
http://www.biography.com/people/charlotte-e-ray-11380  
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/  attainment table 2011
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb12-ff01.html  http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff03.html 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/11_1YR/S0201//popgroup~004

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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