Motley, Constance Baker - Clip 03
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 first civil rights trial (in Jackson, Mississippi), the psychological impact of the Brown case, and the strain of the ensuing civil rights movement on the NAACP Legal Defense Fund lawyers. (Duration 21:56) The initial phase of this project was sponsored by a generous grant from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP.
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Motley, Constance Baker; Challenge of implementing Brown; Post-Brown strategy of NAACP; Loss of control as the civil rights movement took off; Psychological impact of Brown; King, Martin Luther; Tuttle, Judge Elbert P.; Effect of Brown on NAACP funding; Ford Foundation; Growth in legal staff of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Houston, Charles H.; Litigation over teachers' salaries before Brown; Burns, James; Carter, Robert; Atmosphere Motley encountered in her first trial in Mississippi; Mize, Judge Sydney
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