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First female, Louisville prosecutor receives place of honor in 20th Ctry. attorney's gallery

Alberta Odell Jones was also the first African-American woman to pass the Kentucky Bar.

(WHAS11) Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell is helping to pay tribute to the first female prosecutor in Louisville. Alberta Odell Jones was also the first African-American woman to pass the Kentucky Bar.

Wednesday, a photo of Jones that will hang in the lobby of the county attorney's office, was unveiled.

Jones was appointed to Louisville domestic court in 1965, but was murdered in August of that year. Her family, along with many others, believes Jones' activism may have cost her life.

Jones' photo will hold a place of honor opposite a gallery of 20th Century Jefferson County attorneys.