Journey to Justice: The Role of Law in Affecting Social Change as Examined Through the Legacy of Constance Baker Motley, Advocate and Jurist

November 12, 2015

National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brook Lathram will participate as part of the panel examining the legacy of the late Judge Constance Baker Motley. During this Continuing Legal Education seminar, various professors, attorneys, and federal judges will provide their perspective on the impact of Judge Motley’s career. Judge Motley was the first African American female appointed to the federal bench. Prior to her appointment to the federal bench, she served as a staff attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. from 1946 to 1964. As a staff attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, she argued ten cases before the United States Supreme Court, winning nine of them. Two of the ten cases she argued before the Supreme Court resulted in the desegregation of Memphis’ public parks, recreational facilities and municipal airport restaurants.

The seminar will be held Thursday, November 12 from 12:45 – 5:00 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. To learn more about the event or to register, please visit the Eventbrite website.