Inaugural Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History

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Department of History

"The Honor and Burden of Being First: The Life and Times of Constance Baker Motley"

Thursday, March 10, 2016
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Book signing and reception immediately following.

UT College of Law
Room 132

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The lecture is an overview of the life and groundbreaking career of Constance Baker Motley, the famed civil rights lawyer who argued and won nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous cases in the lower federal courts. In 1965, she was elected the first woman Manhattan Borough President. The following year, she became the first black woman appointed to the federal bench. As a judge on the United States District Court in New York, Motley issued rulings that helped remove professional barriers for women and criminal defendants.

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at Harvard University

Tomiko Brown-Nagin is an award-winning legal and social historian and expert in constitutional law and education law and policy. Brown-Nagin earned a law degree from Yale, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal, a doctorate in history from Duke, and a bachelor's degree in history, summa cum laude, from Furman University. Brown-Nagin currently is at work on a biography of the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, the pioneering civil rights lawyer, politician, and judge.

PRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
AND THE COLLEGE OF LAW
With additional support from the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Student Success Center, Black Student Union, Women of Promise, and these College of Arts and Sciences Departments and Programs: Africana Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

 
 

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