Interview with Constance Baker Motley
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

THE RETURNING VETERANS, THERE ARE STORIES OF HARASSMENT AND ATTACKS ON THEM. I THINK THE NAACP WAS INVOLVED IN THOSE CASES, WERE THEY NOT?

Judge Constance Baker Motley:

Well, not as much as they were in the actual courts martial, because when I first went to work there in the summer of ‘44, we had courts martial records stacked to the ceiling in a room this size that had to be reviewed and appeals taken to military review boards in Washington, and so our legal effort was concentrated in that area of trying to get their sentences reduced if not the entire conviction reversed.