Introduction -- Part 1. How civil rights lawyers emerged. 1. Children of the South. The making of a lawyer / Fred Gray ; How I became a civil rights lawyer / Barbara Phillips ; From Gardendale, Alabama / Jack Drake ; Growing up in Winnsboro, South Carolina / Laughlin McDonald ; Growing up in Bama / Larry Menefee -- 2. Children of the North. Growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust / Armand Derfner ; Growing up on the Gold Coast / John C. Brittain ; Race consciousness / David Lipman ; Why did I go? / Mac Farmer ; Growing up in Washington, D.C. / Kent Spriggs -- Part 2. The context of civil rights litigation. 3. Big events. Selma once more : the 1965 Selma March / Fred Gray ; The first damages judgment against the KKK / Larry Aschenbrenner ; The 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago : white Mississippi delegation barred / Larry Aschenbrenner and Armand Derfner ; Senator McClellan seeks to prove SNCC is communist / Reber Boult ; Miscegenation comes to Mississippi / Armand Derfner ; The full court press for voting rights in Alabama / Norm Siegel ; Mississippi seeks to ban the civil rights lawyers / Larry Aschenbrenner -- 4. The tenor of the times. Mass meetings, demonstrations, and boycotts / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Being married to a civil rights lawyer / Barbara Lipman ; From civil rights worker to civil rights lawyer / Jim Lewis ; C.B. King, iconic civil rights lawyer / Dennis Roberts ; Seeking justice for a blind black man in front of Judge Cox / Bill Ferguson ; "Summer vacation" in Mississippi / Kent Spriggs ; Get a bullet in your car at the law library / Larry Aschenbrenner ; The politics of civil rights lawyering / Henry Aronson ; The Rev. C.K. Steele and racism in Tallahassee / Kent Spriggs ; Mississippi notes / Elliott C. Lichtman ; Opening up the closed society / Armand Derfner -- 5. Arrests of lawyers (and other "minor indignities"). Two arrests while practicing law in Mississippi / John C. Brittain ; Doing a little time in Holly Springs / Armand Derfner ; Elements of procedure I missed at Harvard Law School / Mac Farmer ; Two arrests, a beating, and a moment of weakness / Kent Spriggs ; Arrested by Leander Perez Sr. / Richard Sobol ; Getting punched by Sheriff Clark and other misadventures / Henry Aronson ; Get a rifle barrel in the mouth for monitoring an election in Belzoni / David Lipman ; A very bad morning in Rankin County / Constance Slaughter-Harvey -- 6. Modes of law practice. 538 1/2: the Legal Defense Fund Office in Mississippi / Fred Banks ; Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Louisiana / Richard Sobol ; Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Mississippi / Mac Farmer ; It changed my life : Lawyers Constitutional Rights Committee in Mississippi / Armand Derfner ; The formation of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Private practice in Alabama / Larry Menefee ; Nonprofit and private practice in Alabama / Jack Drake -- Part 3. Basic legal rights. 7. Access to justice. The friendly judicial climate / Armand Derfner -- 8. Voting rights and political representation. Voting shenanigans in Madison Parish / Richard Sobol ; Civil rights lawyers emerge into politics / Fred Banks ; Voting rights in Edgefield County / Laughlin McDonald ; Challenging at-large elections / Larry Menefee ; Mississippi pushes back against the Voting Rights Act / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Voting in LeFlore County / David Lipman -- 9. Public accommodations. Solomon Seay seeks public accommodation / Solomon Seay ; Desegregating the Neshoba County courthouse / Don Marmaduke ; Integrating the Fox Theatre / Richard Tuttle ; Trying to get service at Bill's Highway 80 24-hour Truck Stop / Richard Sobol ; Integrating the Admiral Benbow Inn swimming pool / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Desegregating the Parliament House Hotel / Henry Aronson -- 10. School desegregation and municipal equalization. Ulysses S. Grant's legacy / John Maxey ; School desegregation and municipal equalization / David Lipman ; The Legal Defense Fund's massive effort / Fred Banks ; Desegregating schools in northern Mississippi / Kent Spriggs -- 11. Employment discrimination. Crown Zellerbach becomes the standard / Richard Sobol ; The perfectly segregated plant in the perfectly segregated town / Kent Spriggs ; Monsanto : fair employment comes to a megaplant / Kent Spriggs -- Part 4. How the civil rights movement and litigation advanced other movements for social justice. 12. Constitutional race-based litigation and the friendly judicial climate lead to other areas of constitutional litigation. The constitution comes to the state residential hospitals / Jack Drake ; The rule of law comes to infamous Parchman Prison / David Lipman -- 13. How the civil rights movement and litigation informed other movements for social justice. The legacy of other social justice movements / Barbara Phillips ; Civil rights in Mississippi informs LGBT concerns / Mac Farmer -- 14. Framing the contemporary dialogue of race. The Trojan horse called "diversity" / Barbara Phillips ; White supremacy lives / Larry Menefee -- Conclusion.