Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Marcia Cooke In the spring of 1955, my mother boarded a train in Sumter, South Carolina. She was traveling to join my father, who had moved to Detroit shortly after I was born. The plan was that she would join him later. They both knew there was little opportunity for economic advancement for African-Americans in South Carolina. They became part of the great migration — Southern African-Americans moving north from the...

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