Interview with Constance Baker Motley
QUESTION 57
INTERVIEWER:

THERE ARE, IN FACT, SOME FAIRLY CELEBRATED CASES, WERE THERE NOT, OF ATTACKS ON RETURNING VETERANS IN UNIFORM…

Judge Constance Baker Motley:

Well, during the war, [ at ] the servicemen much to our surprise joined the NAACP in very large numbers. In fact, the highest membership they ever had I believe was during World War II, and they wanted the NAACP to represent them in courts martial. They felt that black servicemen were receiving more severe sentences than white servicemen for the same crime. And so they looked toward that organization uh, to help them.