QUESTION: the first African-American woman prisoner in the U.S.?

question / pregunta: 

How would I find out who the first African-American woman incarcerated in the U.S. was?


This is a partial answer/redirect to further resources:

The first women's prison in the U.S., Indiana Women's Prison, does not make their historical demographic statistics available online, nor does the Indiana Historical Society have any record of such material. However, the Director of the Indiana Department of Corrections can be reached at

I hope that helps!