How Mrs. Hadie Goldson Achieved the Significant Milestone

How Mrs. Hadie Goldson Achieved the Significant Milestone of Becoming the First Black Belizean Woman Attorney in 1965

In a remarkable achievement, Mrs. Hadie Goldson made history by becoming the first Black Belizean woman to attain the prestigious title of attorney in 1965.

Her groundbreaking accomplishment paved the way for future generations of women in the legal profession.

A Pioneer in the Legal Field

Mrs. Goldson’s journey to becoming a lawyer was a testament to her determination and unwavering spirit. At a time when opportunities for women, especially Black women, were limited, she defied societal norms and pursued her dreams.

“Mrs. Hadie Goldson was the first Black Belizean woman attorney in 1965. Lois Young was the second Black Belizean woman attorney in 1975, and Musuali/Cynthia Pitts the third Black Belizean woman attorney in 1976. Three Afrikan/Black women attorneys in the former colonized British Honduras and Belize!”

A Celebrated Homecoming

Upon her return to Belize after achieving her remarkable feat, Mrs. Goldson was greeted with immense pride and admiration. Members of the National Independence Party (NIP), led by her husband Philip Goldson, welcomed her at the airport in a celebratory manner.

“Some Belizeans from the National Independence Party (NIP) going to the old airport in 1965 in Bedford trucks to greet Sista Hadie Goldson when she returned to Belize as the first woman attorney.”

Mrs. Goldson’s accomplishment inspired generations of Belizean women to follow in her footsteps. Her determination and resilience served as a beacon of hope, demonstrating that barriers could be broken and glass ceilings shattered.

Honoring a Trailblazer

As Belize celebrates its rich history and the contributions of remarkable individuals, Mrs. Hadie Goldson’s legacy stands as a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of breaking down barriers.

“Big, big respect to our Afrikan Ancestress, Sista Hadie Goldson! Rest in Power, Sista Hadie Goldson! You will be remembered!”