Marker 411: Mabel Watson Raimey

Erected 1998 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 2.31′ N, 87° 55.563′ W

 MABEL WANDA
RAIMEY
1898-1986
Mabel Raimey was the first African-American woman attorney in Wisconsin and the first to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1918). She attended Marquette University Law School and was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1927. An original Milwaukee Urban League Board member, Raimey was also a founder of the Northside YWCA and Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was a trustee of the West Allis Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of Black Women Attorneys is named in her honor.
The marker is located in front of Marquette University Law School, on eastbound West Wisconsin Avenue, just west of its intersection with North 11th Street, at 1103 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233.

NOTE: The marker is easy to locate, but not easy to access. Parking is around the corner on North 11th Street, and then there's a bit of a hike back up to the marker's location on West Wisconsin Avenue.


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