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Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005


  • [Individual was a Spingarn Medal awardee and a National Women's Hall of Fame inductee.]

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    • Baker, Constance, 1921-2005
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19210914
    • Death Date

        20050928
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New York University
        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University. School of Law
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
        • Organization: (naf) New York (State). Legislature. Senate
        • Organization: (naf) United States. District Court (New York : Southern District)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New Haven (Conn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        female
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  • Sources

    • found: Equal justice under law, 1998:CIP t.p. (Constance Baker Motley) data sheet (b. 21 Sept. 1921) galley (a senior judge and a former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; lives in Manhattan and Chester, Conn.)
    • found: LC database, Mar. 6, 1998(hdgs.: Motley, Constance Baker; Motley, Constance Baker, 1921- )
    • found: New York times WWW site, Sept. 29, 2005:(Constance Baker Motley; b. Constance Baker, Sept. 14, 1921, New Haven; d. yesterday [Sept. 28, 2005], Manhattan, aged 84; civil rights lawyer who fought nearly every important civil rights case for two decades and then became the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge)
    • found: National Visionary Leadership Project oral history, 2002-01-21:collection materials (Constance Baker Motley; b. Sept. 14, 1921 in New Haven, Conn., civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York State Senator, d. Sept. 28, 2005)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Motley, Constance Baker; lawyer, jurist/ judge, civil rights activist, state legislator; born 14 September 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States; BA in Economics at New York University (1943); completed Columbia Law School; became assistant counsel, later chief counsel of the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund (LDF) (1949); worked on cases involving segregation in public education, including on Sweatt v. Painter (1950); wrote briefs for Brown v. Board of Education (1954); first African American woman to serve as New York state senator (1963); became the first woman president of the borough of Manhattan (1965); was appointed chief judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, assuming senior status (1986); died 28 September 2005 in New York, New York, United States)
  • General Notes

    • [Individual was a Spingarn Medal awardee and a National Women's Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • 1998-03-06: new
    • 2015-08-21: revised
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