Gloria Allred. Civil Rights Lawyer with emphasis on women's rights. "if people call me names I see that as a victory, because i know they don't have any good argument on the merits." "men of quality are not threatened by a woman of equality"
Florynce Kennedy, civil rights lawyer, feminist, political activist, eccentric, New York, August 1, 1969; Photograph by Richard Avedon. In the 1970s Kennedy traveled the lecture circuit with writer Gloria Steinem. If a man asked the pair if they were lesbians — a stereotype of feminists at the time — Flo would quote TiGrace Atkinson and answer, "Are you my alternative?" In 1974, People magazine wrote that she was "The biggest, loudest and, indisputably, the rudest mouth on the…
Civil rights lawyer Constance Baker Motley fought for landmark civil rights cases that slowly unraveled segregation in mid-century America; notably, she fought for the case that successfully won James Meredith the right to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962.
Pauli Murray, civil rights lawyer and Episcopal priest, was born in 1910. She became the first African American person to earn a doctorate at Yale Law School in 1965. Murray also co-founded the National Organization for Women. In 1977, Murray made history again when she became ordained as an Episcopal priest.
Constance Baker Motley First African American Woman Federal Judge, Leading Civil Rights Lawyer, New York State Senator, Manhattan Borough President, 1st African American Federal Judge U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New Yor, New York, 1st Female Attorney, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Attended Fisk University, B.A. New York University, 1943; L.L.B. Columbia University Law School, 1946. Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. .
Alice Walker married Melvyn Rosenman Leventhal, a Jewish civil rights lawyer, on March 17, 1967 in New York City. Later that year the couple relocated to Jackson, Mississippi, becoming “the first legally married inter-racial couple in Mississippi". They were harassed and threatened by whites, including the Klu Klux Klan. The couple had a daughter Rebecca in 1969. Walker and her husband divorced amicably in 1976.