Trial Reenactment: Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith, and the University of Mississippi

February 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New York City Bar
42 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

Trial Reenactment:
Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith, and University of MissippiMonday, February 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Reception to Follow)

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
The Asian American Bar Association of New York
The Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Co-Sponsoring Organizations please click here to register

CLE Credit
NY: 2.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

Live Program: Free to Members and Co-Sponsoring Organization Members | $40 Nonmember
(This program is not open to passports and discounts)


In 1961, James Meredith applied for admission to the University of Mississippi. Although he was qualified, he was rejected -- Meredith was black, and the University had never admitted a black student. Represented by Constance Baker Motley and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Meredith sued in federal court in Mississippi, alleging that the University denied him admission because of his race.

In this reenactment, we tell the story of Constance Baker Motley and James Meredith and their battle with Ole Miss, based on court transcripts and other writings.

This presentation is a collaboration among the New York City Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and will feature narration by Judge Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin and a cast that includes Judges William F. Kuntz and Margo Brodie of the Eastern District of New York and members of the co-sponsoring associations. CLE credit will be given.