Constance Baker Motley
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.