Motley, Constance Baker
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Anna Moscowitz Kross was a lawyer, judge, New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner, and social reformer. The bulk of the collection covers Kross's career as the Commissioner of Correction. Writings, speeches, and taped interviews reflect Kross's efforts to institute major reforms focusing on education and social rehabilitation for women prisoners. Correspondents include Constance Baker Motley and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Overview Judge, lawyer, civil rights advocate, and state senator. The bulk of the Motley papers document her professional life; material includes speeches, interviews, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection sheds light on the successes and failures of programs that emerged from the public policy applications of civil rights in such areas as the war on poverty and race discrimination; urban renewal; and in the New York State courts and political systems. Notable correspondents include: Bella Abzug,...
Scope and Contents This addition to the Constance Baker Motley papers contains the materials collected by her son, Joel Motley after her death in 2005. The collection primarily focuses on Motley's professional writing and speeches, containing Motley's judicial opinions from 1977-1997. In addition, the collection includes several annotated Supreme and District Court decisions dating from 1955-1963, as well as booklets concerning racial discrimination in education and housing. The collection also documents...