Title: Community Affairs Administrator, Lawyer, Writer, Comedian
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Constance Curry, Community Affairs Administrator, Lawyer, Writer and Comedian, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in human services and community affairs.
Upon immigrating to the United States from Ireland, Ms. Curry’s family didn’t understand the racial intolerance plaguing the country, especially the South, when they arrived. From an early age, Ms. Curry learned to speak up about injustice and decided to pursue career endeavors that would allow her to work within the Civil Rights movement and reform the criminal justice system. In this respect, she first earned a Bachelor of Arts at Agnes Scott College in 1955 before taking on postgraduate coursework at the University of Bordeaux in France. In the ensuing years, she served as a field secretary for the United Nations and then as the Director of the Southern Region for the US National Student Association. In her career, she also worked as the Director of the Human Services Department for the City of Atlanta. After earning a JD from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1983, she shifted her career into civil liberties.
Ms. Curry considers being selected for the Walk of Fame near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial as one of the highlights of her career. She has authored/co-authored more than six books on people and events involved in the 1960s Civil Rights movement, including Silver Rights, Deep in Our Hearts, and Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter. She contributed her legal experience with the Georgia Civil Liberties Union, the American Judicature Society, the NAACP and work on task forces for the disabled and for the homeless. In her civic duties, she served as a member of Radio Free Georgia, the American Civil Liberties Board and the Destroy the Schools to Prison Pipeline among many other causes. Despite her retirement, Ms. Curry still provides aide for justice regarding conditions in prisons and criminal justice system reform.
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