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The Resource Civil rights queen : Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality, Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Civil rights queen : Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality, Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Label
Civil rights queen : Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality
Title
Civil rights queen
Title remainder
Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality
Statement of responsibility
Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born to an aspirational blue-collar family during the Great Depression, Constance Baker Motley was expected to find herself a good career as a hair dresser. Instead, she became the first black woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court, the first of ten she would eventually argue. The only black woman member in the legal team at the NAACP's Inc. Fund at the time, she defended Martin Luther King in Birmingham, helped to argue in Brown vs. The Board of Education, and played a critical role in vanquishing Jim Crow laws throughout the South. She was the first black woman elected to the state Senate in New York, the first woman elected Manhattan Borough President, and the first black woman appointed to the federal judiciary. Civil Rights Queen captures the story of a remarkable American life, a figure who remade law and inspired the imaginations of African Americans across the country. Burnished with an extraordinary wealth of research, award-winning, esteemed Civil Rights and legal historian and dean of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Tomiko Brown-Nagin brings Motley to life in these pages. Brown-Nagin compels us to ponder some of our most timeless and urgent questions-how do the historically marginalized access the corridors of power? What is the price of the ticket? How does access to power shape individuals committed to social justice? In Civil Rights Queen, she dramatically fills out the picture of some of the most profound judicial and societal change made in twentieth-century America"--provided by publisher
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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11040406
Cataloging source
CNEDM
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1970-
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Brown-Nagin, Tomiko
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Motley, Constance Baker
  • Motley, Constance Baker
  • Judges
  • African American judges
  • Women judges
  • Lawyers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights
  • Equality before the law
  • African American judges
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights workers
  • Equality before the law
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Women judges
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality
Label
Civil rights queen : Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality, Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-468) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Becoming the civil rights queen -- The heights and depths of life as a symbol and agent of change -- A season in politics -- On the bench
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524747183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1274172133
  • 873830
Label
Civil rights queen : Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality, Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-468) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Becoming the civil rights queen -- The heights and depths of life as a symbol and agent of change -- A season in politics -- On the bench
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524747183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1274172133
  • 873830

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