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Award ceremony

“We are thrilled about this dedication,” said Dori Dumas, the President of the Greater New Haven NAACP. “Judge Motley was a civil rights icon and we all have the highest respect for her. This event will recognize her legacy and we are proud that her summer home will be part of the Freedom Trail.”

On October 6th, the Chester Land Trust was honored by the State Historic Preservation Office for its Judge Constance Baker Motley Preserve, a 7-acre site on Cedar Lake Road, that was designated a “Heritage Site” on the CT Freedom Trail.

Over 100 members of the community joined friends and members of the Motley family to honor the extraordinary life of Judge Motley and celebrate the 140th site in CT on the Trail…