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

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University Press of Florida,
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[2017]
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English
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Civil 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.
"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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African American civil rights workers
African American civil rights workers -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
African American lawyers
African American lawyers -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights workers
Civil rights workers -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
Electronic books
HISTORY -- African American
History
Lawyers
Lawyers -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights
Southern States
title_displayVoices of civil rights lawyers : reflections from the deep South, 1964-1980
title_fullVoices of civil rights lawyers : reflections from the deep South, 1964-1980 / edited by Kent Spriggs ; foreword by Marian Wright Edelman
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African American civil rights workers
African American lawyers
African Americans
Civil Rights
Civil rights
Civil rights movements
Civil rights workers
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History
Human Rights
Lawyers
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political Freedom & Security