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Motley, Constance (nee Baker)

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Jurist, Lawyers, Politician

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US judge, lawyer, and Democratic politician

 

admitted to New York bar 1948

 

assistant counsel for NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund 1949-1961

 

associate counsel for NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund 1961-1965

 

principal counsel for James Meredith in lawsuit to gain admission to University of Mississippi 1961-1962

 

member of New York senate 1964-1965 (1st black woman member)

 

borough president of Manhattan 1965-1966

 

1st black woman US federal judge 1966

 

wrote autobiography "Equal Justice Under Law" 1998

 

Spingarn Medal 2003


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