Monday, October 03, 2005

Constance Baker Motley 1921-2005

On September 29, 2005 the first African-American woman to become a federal judge, Constance Baker Motley passed away at the age of 84. Ms. Motley was a defense lawyer for Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. as well as a persistant voice against segregation advocating the admission of James Meredith to then segregated University of Mississippi.

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