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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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CNEDM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown-Nagin, Tomiko
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.M68
LC item number
B76 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motley, Constance Baker
  • Judges
  • Women judges
  • African American judges
  • African American women judges
  • Lawyers
  • Women lawyers
  • African American lawyers
  • African American women lawyers
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights
  • Equality before the law
Target audience
adult
Label
Civil rights queen : Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality, Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-468) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
25 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)on1274172133
  • (OCoLC)1274172133
  • 3910749
Label
Civil rights queen : Constance Baker Motley and the struggle for equality, Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-468) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
25 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)on1274172133
  • (OCoLC)1274172133
  • 3910749

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