<h2><center><span style="color:#866F45";>1988 - First Black Female Tenure-Track Professor, Margaret Spencer</span></center></h2>

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<p> When she joins the faculty in 1988, Professor Spencer becomes the first Black female tenure-track professor. After teaching for six years, Spencer left the faculty to accept an appointment to the General District Court in the City of Richmond. Later elevated to the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond in 1998, she became the first female Circuit Court judge in central Virginia.</p>

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<em>Photograph of Margaret Spencer.</em>