This Week In Black History

February 1999
Jet;02/01/99, Vol. 95 Issue 9, p20
Offers news briefs related to black history. Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman appointed as a federal judge in the United States; Matthew A. Henson, an adventurer and explorer, who received a joint medal from the US Congress as codiscoverer of the North Pole.


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