Edna Smith Primus has died. She was 75-year-old at the time of her death. Primus cause of death is not made public yet.
Edna Primus passed away on November 29, 2019. She was the first black woman to graduate from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law.
Primus was a longtime SCLS attorney, according to a post made by @sclegal on Twitter.
The crusading civil rights lawyer, whose journey to the nation’s highest court began as a fight to protect women who were sterilized by the government against their will, is dead.
Edna Smith Primus death was announced on Twitter by SC Legal Services @sclegal
Edna Smith Primus, a longtime SCLS attorney, has passed away. She was the first African American woman to graduate from @UofSCLaw Her advocacy for the most vulnerable took her all the way to the US Supreme Court. Edna was a friend and mentor to many.