And here is the dress that made my fashion history. I made this for homecoming. It was inspired from a Vogue pattern book my sewing teacher had from the 60's (sigh, what a beautiful era). The dress wowed everyone who saw me that night. (The picture was taken a future nights before). I felt so accomplished, and it was a reminder of how I wanted to a fashion designer and shouldn't give up, despite whoever says it isn't a real job.
George Lewis Ruffin (16 December 1834 - 19 November 1886) was an American attorney and judge. In 1869 he was the first African American to graduate from Harvard Law School, and was elected as the first African American to serve on the Boston City Council. Ruffin was elected in 1870 to the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1883, he was appointed by the governor as a judge in the Charlestown district of municipal court, the first black judge in the United States.