Civil Rights Queen

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Civil Rights Queen

The first major biography of one of our most influential but least known activist lawyers that provides an eye-opening account of the twin struggles for gender equality and civil rights in the 20th Century. “A must read for anyone who dares to believe that equal justice under the law is possible and is in search of a model for how to make it a reality.” —Anita Hill 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.

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Civil Rights Queen
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-25 - Publisher: Pantheon

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The Youngest Marcher
Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: Cynthia Levinson
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-17 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard
Text Sets
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, Rachael Fleischaker
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-01 - Publisher: BRILL

Written by educators from diverse experiences, Text Sets: Multimodal Learning for Multicultural Students provides ready-to-use multicultural text sets complete with annotations, instructional activities, and multimedia tools, as well as a framework for building and using new sets.
American Civil Rights Leaders
Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Rod Harmon
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

Profiles prominent men and women of the civil rights movement, including Charles Houston, Ella Baker, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, Julian Bond, and Jesse Jackson.
Arkansas Women
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Cherisse Jones-Branch, Gary T. Edwards
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-01 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Following in the tradition of the Southern Women series, Arkansas Women highlights prominent Arkansas women, exploring women’s experiences across time and space from the state’s earliest frontier years to the late twentieth century. In doing so, this collection of fifteen biographical essays productively complicates Arkansas history by providing a multidimensional