TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Barry Kolar on Feb 8, 2018

Angelita Blackshear Dalton broke racial barriers in 2006 when she was the first African-American woman elected judge in Davidson County. She blazed another trail this winter when Gov. Bill Haslam appointed her the first African-American woman to sit on the criminal court bench in Davidson County. She will be on the May 1 ballot for election to fill the remainder of the seat's term. WKRN.Com profiles the judge and her path to the bench.