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Voices of civil rights lawyers : reflections from the deep South, 1964-1980 /

edited by Kent Spriggs ; foreword by Marian Wright Edelman.

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Names: Spriggs, Kent, | Edelman, Marian Wright,
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
Topics: African Americans - Civil rights - Southern States - History - 20th century. | Civil rights movements - Southern States - History - 20th century. | Lawyers - Southern States - History - 20th century. | African American lawyers - Southern States - History - 20th century. | Civil rights workers - Southern States - History - 20th century. | African American civil rights workers - Southern States - History - 20th century.
Regions: Southern States.
Genres: History.
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245 00|aVoices of civil rights lawyers :|breflections from the deep South, 1964-1980 /|cedited by Kent Spriggs ; foreword by Marian Wright Edelman.
264 1|aGainesville :|bUniversity Press of Florida,|c[2017]
264 4|c©2017
300 |axx, 415 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm
336 |atext|btxt|2rdacontent
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 00|gIntroduction --|gPart 1.|tHow civil rights lawyers emerged.|g1.|tChildren of the South.|tThe making of a lawyer /|rFred Gray ;|tHow I became a civil rights lawyer /|rBarbara Phillips ;|tFrom Gardendale, Alabama /|rJack Drake ;|tGrowing up in Winnsboro, South Carolina /|rLaughlin McDonald ;|tGrowing up in Bama /|rLarry Menefee --|g2.|tChildren of the North.|tGrowing up in the shadow of the Holocaust /|rArmand Derfner ;|tGrowing up on the Gold Coast /|rJohn C. Brittain ;|tRace consciousness /|rDavid Lipman ;|tWhy did I go? /|rMac Farmer ;|tGrowing up in Washington, D.C. /|rKent Spriggs --|gPart 2.|tThe context of civil rights litigation.|g3.|tBig events.|tSelma once more : the 1965 Selma March /|rFred Gray ;|tThe first damages judgment against the KKK /|rLarry Aschenbrenner ;|tThe 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago : white Mississippi delegation barred /|rLarry Aschenbrenner and Armand Derfner ;|tSenator McClellan seeks to prove SNCC is communist /|rReber Boult ;|tMiscegenation comes to Mississippi /|rArmand Derfner ;|tThe full court press for voting rights in Alabama /|rNorm Siegel ;|tMississippi seeks to ban the civil rights lawyers /|rLarry Aschenbrenner --|g4.|tThe tenor of the times.|tMass meetings, demonstrations, and boycotts /|rLarry Aschenbrenner ;|tBeing married to a civil rights lawyer /|rBarbara Lipman ;|tFrom civil rights worker to civil rights lawyer /|rJim Lewis ;|tC.B. King, iconic civil rights lawyer /|rDennis Roberts ;|tSeeking justice for a blind black man in front of Judge Cox /|rBill Ferguson ;|t"Summer vacation" in Mississippi /|rKent Spriggs ;|tGet a bullet in your car at the law library /|rLarry Aschenbrenner ;|tThe politics of civil rights lawyering /|rHenry Aronson ;|tThe Rev. C.K. Steele and racism in Tallahassee /|rKent Spriggs ;|tMississippi notes /|rElliott C. Lichtman ;|tOpening up the closed society /|rArmand Derfner --|g5.|tArrests of lawyers (and other "minor indignities").|tTwo arrests while practicing law in Mississippi /|rJohn C. Brittain ;|tDoing a little time in Holly Springs /|rArmand Derfner ;|tElements of procedure I missed at Harvard Law School /|rMac Farmer ;|tTwo arrests, a beating, and a moment of weakness /|rKent Spriggs ;|tArrested by Leander Perez Sr. /|rRichard Sobol ;|tGetting punched by Sheriff Clark and other misadventures /|rHenry Aronson ;|tGet a rifle barrel in the mouth for monitoring an election in Belzoni /|rDavid Lipman ;|tA very bad morning in Rankin County /|rConstance Slaughter-Harvey --|g6.|tModes of law practice.|t538 1/2: the Legal Defense Fund Office in Mississippi /|rFred Banks ;|tLawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Louisiana /|rRichard Sobol ;|tLawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Mississippi /|rMac Farmer ;|tIt changed my life : Lawyers Constitutional Rights Committee in Mississippi /|rArmand Derfner ;|tThe formation of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law /|rLarry Aschenbrenner ;|tPrivate practice in Alabama /|rLarry Menefee ;|tNonprofit and private practice in Alabama /|rJack Drake --|gPart 3.|tBasic legal rights.|g7. Access to justice.|tThe friendly judicial climate /|rArmand Derfner --|g8.|tVoting rights and political representation.|tVoting shenanigans in Madison Parish /|rRichard Sobol ;|tCivil rights lawyers emerge into politics /|rFred Banks ;|tVoting rights in Edgefield County /|rLaughlin McDonald ;|tChallenging at-large elections /|rLarry Menefee ;|tMississippi pushes back against the Voting Rights Act /|rLarry Aschenbrenner ;|tVoting in LeFlore County /|rDavid Lipman --|g9.|tPublic accommodations.|tSolomon Seay seeks public accommodation /|rSolomon Seay ;|tDesegregating the Neshoba County courthouse /|rDon Marmaduke ;|tIntegrating the Fox Theatre /|rRichard Tuttle ;|tTrying to get service at Bill's Highway 80 24-hour Truck Stop /|rRichard Sobol ;|tIntegrating the Admiral Benbow Inn swimming pool /|rLarry Aschenbrenner ;|tDesegregating the Parliament House Hotel /|rHenry Aronson --|g10.|tSchool desegregation and municipal equalization.|tUlysses S. Grant's legacy /|rJohn Maxey ;|tSchool desegregation and municipal equalization /|rDavid Lipman ;|tThe Legal Defense Fund's massive effort /|rFred Banks ;|tDesegregating schools in northern Mississippi /|rKent Spriggs --|g11.|tEmployment discrimination.|tCrown Zellerbach becomes the standard /|rRichard Sobol ;|tThe perfectly segregated plant in the perfectly segregated town /|rKent Spriggs ;|tMonsanto : fair employment comes to a megaplant /|rKent Spriggs --|gPart 4.|tHow the civil rights movement and litigation advanced other movements for social justice.|g12.|tConstitutional race-based litigation and the friendly judicial climate lead to other areas of constitutional litigation.|tThe constitution comes to the state residential hospitals /|rJack Drake ;|tThe rule of law comes to infamous Parchman Prison /|rDavid Lipman --|g13.|tHow the civil rights movement and litigation informed other movements for social justice.|tThe legacy of other social justice movements /|rBarbara Phillips ;|tCivil rights in Mississippi informs LGBT concerns /|rMac Farmer --|g14.|tFraming the contemporary dialogue of race.|tThe Trojan horse called "diversity" /|rBarbara Phillips ;|tWhite supremacy lives /|rLarry Menefee --|gConclusion.
520 2 |aCivil rights lawyers were handmaidens of change who worked in the back rooms during twentieth-century America's era of profound social upheaval. Kent Spriggs, a noted lawyer of the period, gathers stories of legal maneuvers and memories of racial injustices from 26 voices--white and black, male and female, Northern-born, and Southern-born--many of whom share their own defining moments as civil rights lawyers. This collective perspective adds depth to the history of the era and its window on the legal and extralegal activities that occurred away from the actual protest venues. The framing materials place civil rights litigation into the context of major events from the 1960s, and the concluding section reflects on contemporary relevancies and continuing legacies.
520 |a"While bus boycotts, sit-ins, and other acts of civil disobedience were the engine of the civil rights movement, the law provided context for these events. Lawyers played a key role amid profound political and social upheavals, vindicating clients and together challenging white supremacy. Here, in their own voices, twenty-six lawyers reveal the abuses they endured and the barriers they broke as they fought for civil rights. These eyewitness accounts provide unique windows into some of the most dramatic moments in civil rights history--the 1965 Selma March, the first civil judgment against the Ku Klux Klan, the creation of ballot access for African Americans in Alabama, and the 1968 Democratic Convention. The narratives depict attorney-client relationships extraordinary in their mutual trust and commitment to risk-taking. White and black, male and female, northern- and southern-born, these recruits in the battle for freedom helped shape a critical chapter of American history."--Publisher's website.
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