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Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to Celebrate The Law Library of Congress’ 190th Anniversary

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To celebrate the Law Library of Congress’ 190th anniversary, we hope you can join us on July 14 at 3 p.m. EDT for a special webinar titled, Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.
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Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will interview Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin about her book, “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley And The Struggle For Equality”, and the lessons learned from Constance Baker Motley’s life and work as a civil rights attorney; the first African American, female federal district court judge; and the first African American, female New York state senator. 

An image of Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin. Image courtesy of Dean Brown-Nagin.

About Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Tomiko Brown-Nagin is dean of Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, and a member of the history department. In 2019, she was appointed chair of the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute, and the American Philosophical Society, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Brown-Nagin frequently appears as a commentator in media. Her previous book, “Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement” (Oxford, 2011) won the Bancroft Prize. In her latest book, “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality” (Pantheon, 2022), Brown-Nagin explores the life and times of Constance Baker Motley, the pathbreaking lawyer, politician, and judge.

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