Facts about Constance Baker Motley

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Constance Baker Motley was a famous Activist from USA, who lived between September 14, 1921 and September 28, 2005. He/she became 84 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Constance, under the main topic Teen.

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Famous quotes by Constance Baker Motley (36)


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"When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea"
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"I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has"
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"Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats"
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"All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students"
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"When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer, race relations in the United States were particularly bad"
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"The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant"
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"I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework"
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"There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society"
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"The last state to admit a black student to the college level was South Carolina"
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"The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor"
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"My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks"
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"Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world"
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"I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life"
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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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"King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience"
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"In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions"
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"I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted"
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"I remember being infuriated from the top of my head to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s"
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"Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down"
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"In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease"
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"How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks?"
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"We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism"
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"New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere"
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"My parents never told us that our great-grandmothers had been slaves"
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"In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman"
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"I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial"
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"Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life, the University of Mississippi would still be all white"
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"Doing away with separate black colleges meets resistance from alumni and other blacks"
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"By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning, the new civil rights leader"
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"Whites would rather not be involved in race matters, I think"
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"Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both"
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"King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian"
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"We Americans entered a new phase in our history - the era of integration - in 1954"
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"The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished"
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"I soon found law school an unmitigated bore"
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"Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it appears in many different forms"


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