June 3, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Constance Baker Motley

Constance Baker Motley

Constance Baker Motley image set

James Meredith and NAACP lawyers Constance Baker Motley and Jack Greenberg photo

Founding of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund memorandum from Thurgood Marshall

Constance Baker Motley historical newspaper coverage

NAACP lawyer Constance Baker Motley discusses her surprise at crowds at the March on Washington video

Our Guest Speaker: Constance Baker Motley event program

Supreme Court cases argued by Constance Baker Motley (9/10 success rate, lost #10)

  1. Hamilton v. Alabama, 368 U.S. 52 (1961)
  2. Turner v. City of Memphis et al., 369 U.S. 350 (1962)
  3. Gober et al. v. City of Birmingham, 373 U.S. 374 (1963)
  4. Watson v. Memphis, 373 U.S. 526 (1963)
  5. Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, 376 U.S. 339 (1964)
  6. Calhoun et al. v. Latimer et al., 377 U.S. 263 (1964)
  7. Barr v. City of Columbia, 378 U.S. 146 (1964)
  8. Bouie v. City of Columbia, 378 U.S. 347 (1964)
  9. Hamm v. City of Rock Hill, 379 U.S. 306 (1964)
  10. Swain v. Alabama, 380 U.S. 202 (1965)

U.S. legislation recognizing/honoring Constance Baker Motley

Constance Baker Motley Taught the Nation How to Win Justice Smithsonian Magazine March 2022

Breaking Barriers: Constance Baker Motley iCivics video

Constance Baker Motley: Judiciary’s Unsung Rights Hero United States Courts

Inside the March on Washington: “Our Support Really Ran Deep” Library of Congress Blog

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