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Julius Chambers : a life in the legal struggle for civil rights / Richard A. Rosen & Joseph Mosnier.

Author:
Rosen, Richard A., 1947- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
395 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary note:
Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked to advance the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's strategic litigation campaign for civil rights, ultimately winning landmark school and employment desegregation cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. In this biography, Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier connect the details of Chambers's life to the wider struggle to secure racial equality through the development of modern civil right law. Tracing his path from a dilapidated black elementary school to counsel's lectern at the Supreme Court and beyond, they reveal Chambers's singular influence on the evolution of federal civil rights law after 1964.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-383) and index.
Contents:
Child of the Jim Crow South -- Julius Chambers emerges -- Julius Chambers in New York -- Launching the North Carolina campaign, 1964-1965 -- Changing Charlotte -- Fighting the uneven battle: the YMCA cases and Wooten v. Moore -- Creating LDF South -- Taking charge in North Carolina -- School desegregation and the Swann case -- Opening up the workplace: the Title VII campaign -- Taking on the struggle: the Chambers firm in the criminal courts -- Securing the foundation: the Chambers firm in the early 1970s -- Epilogue: an enduring legacy.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Biography.
  • History.
ISBN:
  • 9781469628547 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
  • 469628546 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN:
2016020980
OCLC:
945745435
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