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Constance Baker Motley – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Constance Baker Motley

 

The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant.

– Constance Baker Motley


I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has.

– Constance Baker Motley


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.

– Constance Baker Motley


King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.

– Constance Baker Motley


The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society.

– Constance Baker Motley


There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.

– Constance Baker Motley


I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.

– Constance Baker Motley


I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.

– Constance Baker Motley