Black History Month STYLIN': Constance Baker Motley

DAY 8: Constance Baker Motley

Constance Baker Motley Activist, Politician
Born: September 14th, 1921
Died: September 28th, 2005

Constance Baker Motley was a politician that opened many doors for both African-American women and men. In 1964, Motley became the first African-American woman to join the New York State Senate.

Other Motley Facts
  • She was the first African-American woman to become Manhattan's borough president.
  • Constance Baker Motley was also the first African-American female federal judge.
  • Motley was good friends with Coretta Scott King & Martin Luther King Jr.

"Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade."
Constance Baker Motley

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