February 17, 2024
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A celebration of the new U.S. Postal Service first-class “Forever” stamp honoring Constance Baker Motley will be held at the Chester Meeting House (4 Liberty St.) on Saturday, Feb. 17, 3-5 pm. (See flyer below)
Issued in the Black Heritage series, Judge Motley’s stamp joins those of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and John Lewis. Stamps available nationwide on Feb. 1st at all U.S. post offices.
A native of New Haven, Motley had a home in Chester for 40-years. Both her former home and the Constance Baker Motley Preserve—established on her former property by the Chester Land Trust in 2017—are heritage sites on the CT Freedom Trail. We are pleased to share this notice with all CFT members.
Judge Motley is being honored as the first Black woman federal judge, a ground-breaking Civil Rights attorney, and the first Black woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Co-sponsored by the Chester Historical Society, the Chester Land Trust and the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, the free event includes speakers, film clips from her life, and audience discussion. Refreshments served. All welcome. Snow date: Feb. 24. (Check the Chester Historical Society website below, day of event)
For more information and full press release, go to the Chester Historical Society
or visit the CT Freedom Trail member website, Chester Land Trust
PS: Other celebrations will be held in NY City (Jan. 31st) and in New Haven (Feb. 1st).
122 Middlesex Ave
Chester, CT 06412
41.4022° N, 72.4825° W