Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality

Penguin Random House Audio. Jan. 2022. 15:57 hrs. ISBN 9780593456224. $25. BIOG
A comprehensive biography of a woman who accomplished many firsts in American politics and law. Constance Baker Motley was a trailblazing African American woman who fought for civil rights and a place for herself and others in American public life. But she was also a many-faceted personality—from the distinct culture she inherited from her West Indies immigrant parents to her sometimes establishment-leaning politics—and is captured to effectively in both the evenhanded writing and the charismatic narration of this audiobook.
VERDICT Brown-Nagin’s (history and constitutional law, Harvard Univ.; Courage To Dissent) biography about a prominent American, who has not received the attention she warrants, is a great addition to nonfiction audio collections.
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