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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Constance Motley Baker

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As a prominent civil rights attorney, Motley won 9 of 10 cases she argued before the US Supreme court including the 1962 case in which James Meredith won admission to the University of Mississippi. In 1966 she became the first black women to become a federal judge. Motley was born to West Indian immigrants. Her father was a chef at an exclusive Yale University fraternity. She was an outstanding student, but her parents could not afford to send her to college. After Graduating from High School, she took a position with the national youth
Administration. Philanthropist Clarence Blacklee, impressed by Motley's intelligences and oration, offered to fiance her education. She enrolled at Fisk University and transferred to NYU, where she earned a BA in economics in 1943. She went on to Columbia Law School, where she met Thurgood Marshall, who hired her as a law clerk at the New York branch of the NAACP Legal defense and Educational Fund. She remained with the fund after graduating in 1946. She married Joel Motley, a real estate broker, in 1949. motley wrote brief for the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954. I 1964 she was elected to the New York State Senate, the first black women to do so, and in 1965 became the first women President of a Manhattan borough. following her judicial appointment in 1966, Motley was made chief judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1982 and senior judge in 1986





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