Motley, Constance Baker - Clip 01
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Motley, Constance Baker; Aman, Alfred C.
From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Alfred C. Aman; the videographer, Thomas R. Bruce. This video covers Judge Motley's early work with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the NAACP's litigation strategy for attacking segregation in education, and its focus on issues involving Blacks in the military during World War II. (Duration 20:14) The initial phase of this project was sponsored by a generous grant from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP.
Cornell Law School
Motley, Constance Baker; Columbia Law School; NAACP, Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Marshall, Thurgood; Carter, Robert; Dudley, Edward R.; Desegregating the University of Texas Law School; Sweatt v. Painter; Desegrating graduate programs in Oklahoma; McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents; Setting the stage for Brown v. Board of Education; Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada; University of Missouri; Houston, Charles H.; Plessy v. Ferguson; Separate but equal; Out-of-state scholarships for Blacks; World War II and Blacks; The importance of 1948 integration of armed forces; Decision to attack segregation per se; The multiple cases consolidated in Brown; Role of the NAACP local chapters in finding plaintiffs; Decision to use psychological impact evidence in the Topeka case; Brown v. Board of Education