Pamela Bridgewater Toure

Pamela Bridgewater Toure was an activist lawyer and legal scholar specializing in issues related to reproduction, sexuality, identity, poverty and women's health. She received her JD from Florida State University, and participated in the US Supreme Court case Judy Madsen et al. v. Women's Health Center Inc. Aware Woman Center for Choice, Inc. She went on to obtain an LL.M from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and while in Wisconsin, she developed a lifelong scholarly interest in the relationship between reproductive freedom and black emancipation. As a lawyer, Pamela provided legal defense of reproductive health care clinics, service providers and activists, and also provided pro bono legal service and consultation on matters such as estate planning for poor people and people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as legal services for peace activists and activists within the fair trade and globalization movements. She taught as professor at Northeastern University's School of Law and at American University's Washington College of Law. She passed away in 2014.