In this video, students learn about the accomplishments of Judge Constance Baker Motley. As the first African American woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court, be elected to the New York state senate, and be appointed a federal judge, Motley broke racial and gender barriers throughout her career while fighting for the civil rights of all Americans.

This video was made in conjunction with Makematic.


Students will be able to...

  • Describe Judge Constance Baker Motley’s accomplishments and their impact on civil rights
  • Engage in direct discussion
  • Identify forms of civic action used to create change
  • Analyze the video’s topic and connect it current issues

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