Connecticut's connection to civil rights

Ever heard of Constance Baker Motley? Don't worry, you don't have to Google it. Just look out for "Justice is a Black Woman: The Life and Work of Constance Baker Motley," a documentary produced through Quinnipiac University, which Kinetic Media worked on.

A New Haven native, Motley was a civil rights lawyer who fought nearly every important civil rights case for two decades and then became the first black woman to serve as a federal judge.

The documentary will premiere at the university's Clarice L. Buckman Theater on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. and hopefully will air on CPTV in the near future.

Kinetic Media's John O'Neill directed the narration sequences with journalist Juan Williams. The documentary was produced by our friend Michael Calia, director of the university's Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center. It also features an interview with Supereme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who considered Motley a friend and colleague.