Please join the San Fernando Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in welcoming award-winning Documentary Film Producer, Gary Ford as he tours the country to promote the Congressional Tribute to Constance Baker Motley Act of 2013 and his film “Justice is a Black Woman: The Life and Work of Constance Baker Motley.” The screening is Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Chatsworth Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. We are partnering with the NAACP, The Links, LA Public Library, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and find this to be a great opportunity for community cultural enrichment in the San Fernando Valley.
The feature-length award-winning documentary based on the dissertation research of Gary Ford chronicles the inspirational life of Constance Baker Motley. After being brought to the Legal Defense and Educational Fund by Thurgood Marshall, Motley became the lead lawyer in desegregation and trespass prosecution cases throughout the South after 1954 and won nine of ten cases before the U.S. Supreme Court from 1961-1965. She was also the only female attorney of the legal team that won the landmark desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education.
The film debuted on PBS in 2012 and has been honored with the 2012 Best Higher Education Film of Seedling Film Association’s Offshoot Film Fest, as well as, a 2013 Telly Award. The film is narrated by Juan Williams and includes President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Attorney Vernon Jordan, members of the “Little Rock Nine,” and Dr. Maya Angelou reading her poem Still I Rise.
In addition, the Congressional Tribute to Constance Baker Motley Act of 2013 was introduced to congress in September 2013. It authorizes the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the posthumous presentation, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal in commemoration of Constance Baker Motley in recognition of her enduring
contributions and service to the United States.
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