Motley Film

On February 24, 2014, the Westchester County (NY) Links in conjunction with the Westchester Black Bar Association, the White Plains Youth Bureau, the African American Men of Westchester and the White Plains Cinema Deluxe sponsored a Black History Month Free movie screening of “Justice is a Black Woman: The Life and Work of Constance Baker Motley”.  The film is a documentary which chronicles the life and work of Motley, an “unsung” hero of the Civil Rights Movement. It is based on interviews and other dissertation research conducted by the producer, Dr. Gary Ford, Jr.

Dr. Ford was determined to give Motley the credit she deserved for her work in the courts that affected the outcome of the civil rights movement and facilitated the dismantling of Jim Crow and a segregated society.  Dr. Maya Angelou reads her poem, Still I Rise, for the film which includes President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Attorney Vernon Jordan, members of the "Little Rock Nine," Ms Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and many others. The film is narrated by Juan Williams.