Constance Baker Motley — American Activist born on September 14, 1921, died on September 28, 2005

Constance Baker Motley was an African-American civil rights activist, lawyer, judge, state senator, and Borough President of Manhattan, New York City... (wikipedia)

I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea.
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.
King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both.