Interview with Constance Baker Motley
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

IN CORPORATE QUESTIONS…

Judge Constance Baker Motley:

At the time that the Supreme Court dealt with the question of whether separate facilities for blacks would meet the requirements of the 14th Amendment, generally throughout the country facilities provided for blacks were not equal to those provided for whites. And the Supreme Court of course, simply proceeded on the premise that they were, and simply ruled on the legal proposition that you could have equality for blacks even though they were required to accommodate themselves in separate facilities. But the reality of course, was that blacks had inferior facilities in every aspect in which segregation was enforced.