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10 For The $10: Which SA Woman Should Appear on the $10 Bill? 

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Hattie Elam Briscoe (1916-2002)

Briscoe was the first black woman to practice law in Bexar County. She graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in 1956, and established her own firm. A former cosmetologist and cosmetology teacher, she was fired from Wheatley High School for “sassing white folks.”

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