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The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society.

 
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Constance Baker Motley
Constance Baker Motley
  • Born: September 14, 1921
  • Died: September 28, 2005
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Activist

Constance Baker Motley was an African-American civil rights activist, lawyer, judge, state senator, and Borough President of Manhattan, New York City. She was the first African-American woman appointed to the federal judiciary, serving as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was an assistant attorney to Thurgood Marshall arguing the case Brown v. Board of Education.

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