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Arthur Davis Shores

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Creator:Woodham, Rebecca
Title:Arthur Davis Shores
Date:2008 Aug. 16
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Encyclopedia article about African American attorney Arthur Davis Shores who worked for racial equality, despite threats and violence. Shores was one of the first and most successful black attorneys in Alabama, whose career defending civil rights began in the 1930s and continued until his death in 1996. His most notable case was representing Autherine Lucy, a black woman whose admission to the University of Alabama in 1955 was fought by the white establishment.

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Types:Interactive Resource | Articles
Subjects:Shores, Arthur D. (Arthur Davis), 1904-1996 | Lucy, Autherine, 1930- | African American lawyers--Alabama--Birmingham | Lawyers--Alabama--Birmingham | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation in education--Alabama | College integration--Alabama--Tuscaloosa | University of Alabama | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights movements--Alabama | City council members--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.) | Alabama | Tuscaloosa (Ala.) | Tuscaloosa County (Ala.)
Collection:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
Online Publisher:[Auburn, Ala.] : Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University | 2008-08-16
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