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Constance Baker Motley

by Kelly

Constance Baker Motley is a brave lawyer who fought legal battles which made a difference in the lives of African American people. In the 1950's it was a law that African American's could not got go to school with white American's, but Constance fought for a client named James Meredith so he could go to school with white students. She was victorious. In 1965 she was elected Manhattan borough's president in New York City. Then in 1966 President Johnson appointed her United States district judge. Constance Baker Motley was born in 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut and is now 77 years old. Constance has not died and is still famous for her struggles for blacks.