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Constance Baker Motley (September 14, 1921 - September 28, 2005)

Justice SystemLyndon B. JohnsonU.S. Supreme CourtNAACP
Motley was an African-American civil rights activist, judge, lawyer, and state senator, according to the Hartford Courant. Born in New Haven, Conn., Motley's legal career began as a law clerk in the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The first African-American woman to ever argue a... Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant