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Making History: Imelme Umana Becomes First Female Black President Of Harvard Law Review #BlackHistoryNow

We have millenials making history every day!

Imelme Umana has made history for becoming the first black female president in the 130 year history of the Harvard Law Review. This comes 28 years after another famous personality broke the barrier to become the first black president of the publication.

That man, Barack Obama went on to become the President of the United States.

She previously graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Joint Concentration in African American Studies and Government.

While on campus, she also was very active in politics and law. She was on the board of Harvard Model Congress Boston, community Action chair of the Harvard University Institute of Politics. She also was a criminal law intern as well.

According to the school newspaper The Crimson:

Candidates for the Law Review’s top post must answer questions from a forum of editors, write responses to submitted questions, and participate in mock editorial activities, according to Zuckerman. This year’s field of 12 candidates featured eight women and eight people of color, Zuckerman wrote.

As president, Umana will oversee more the than 90 student editors and permanent staff members who make up the Law Review and communicate with writers, including senior faculty members.

Remember her name, as the Nigerian native might be a name to look in politics in the future! Now that's making black history now!

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