Stephanie Espy portrays Edith Sampson, 1998

Stephanie Espy portrays Edith Sampson, 1998
Photo: Gabor Csanyi | The Tech

Stephanie Espy (right) portrays Edith Sampson, Esq., the first black female judge in the United States, in the "Living History Museum." La Sala de Puerto Rico, 25 February 1998.

Stephanie C. Espy '01, a chemical engineering student, portrayed Edith Sampson, Esq. in the "The African American and Latino Living History Museum". Sampson was the first black female judge in the United States and the first African American appointed as a representative to the United Nations.

The short play "The African American and Latino Living History Museum"...portrayed famous figures of American history while a guided tour of about thirty people gathered around each one in turn...The performance was directed by Thomas DeFrantz, Brenda L. Cotto-Escalera, and Ayida Mthembu and used the set of the ongoing musical Grand Hotel. The sharp, quick vignettes were designed to give the audience a view of the successes of the individuals and a broader insight into the cultural traditions.

The Tech, 27 February 1998, p. 14

Timeline: 1990s
School: School of EngineeringSchool of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Department: Chemical EngineeringMusic and Theater Arts
Career: Arts & HumanitiesGovernment & Law
Object: Image
Collection: Latina/o and Latin America, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students, Women