U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27:  EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Profile America Wednesday, 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 African-Americans over 25, some 3 million have bachelor's degrees, and an additional 1.5 million hold advanced degrees. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB12-FF.01
U.S. Census Bureau, Educational Attainment 2012

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 a monthly CD or 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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