Celebration to mark New!
CONSTANCE BAKER MOTLEY
FOREVER STAMP

2024

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A celebration of the new first-class “Forever” stamp honoring Constance Baker Motley, a pioneering Civil Rights leader and federal judge, will be held at the Chester Meeting House (4 Liberty St) on Saturday, February 17, from 3 to 5 pm. All are welcome. 

The stamp, which will be issued February 1 by the U.S. Postal Service, is the 47th in the Black Heritage series, and joins those of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and John Lewis. 

Honored as the first Black woman federal judge, a ground-breaking Civil Rights attorney, and the first Black woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, Motley was a native of New Haven, and a 40-year resident of Chester, CT (1965-2005). 

Co-sponsored by the Chester Historical Society, the Chester Land Trust and the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, the event includes a brief speakers’ program and interactive audience discussion based on film clips from the PBS documentary on Motley, “Justice is a Black Woman.” >> see Press Release for details

February 2024

THE CHESTER LAND TRUST

Chester, Connecticut