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Interview with Louis Lusky, April 20, 1999

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Creator:Lusky, Louis
Creator:Fosl, Catherine
Title:Interview with Louis Lusky, April 20, 1999
Date:1997 Dec. 9

Interview with Louis Lusky, April 20, 1999 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Louis Lusky, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, was a well-respected civil liberties attorney, member of the ACLU, Betts Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, and, in his early career, a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harlan Stone. In this interview, Lusky discusses the socio-political climate of Louisville during the 1950s, the presence of McCarthyism, liberalism, and the general state of race relations, the mixture of which constituted the atmosphere wherein the Braden sedition trial unfolded. He speaks of the evolution of his legal career, his involvement with the ACLU/KCLU, his relationship with Carl Braden as a member of his defense team, and of the general dynamics of the trial. Lusky also speaks of Anne Braden, of his general impressions of her and her life's mission.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts | Sound | Text
Subjects:Boudin, Leonard, 1912- | Lusky, Louis--Interviews | Wade, Andrew, IV | Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Tachau, Eric, 1924-2002 | Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946 | Grafton, C. W. (Cornelius Warren), 1909- | Root, Elihu, 1881-1967 | Ballantine, Arthur A. (Arthur Atwood), 1883-1960 | Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 | American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky | American Civil Liberties Union | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations | Shively (Ky.)--Race relations | McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957--Influence | Cold War--Influence | Reporters and reporting--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Segregation--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Shively | Bombings--Kentucky--Shively | Racism--Kentucky--Shively | Insurance agents--Kentucky--Shively | Discrimination in insurance--Kentucky--Shively | Communists--United States | Trials (Sedition)--Kentucky--Louisville | United States. Supreme Court | Emergency Civil Liberties Committee | Judges--Kentucky--Louisville | Lawyers--Kentucky--Louisville | African American lawyers--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in restaurants--Kentucky--Louisville | Arrest--Georgia--Atlanta | Communist Party of the United States of America | Segregation in education--Kentucky--Louisville | Courage--Kentucky--Louisville | Lawyers--New York (State)--New York | Law firms--New York (State)--New York | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407 | United States, Kentucky, Shively | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824 | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky
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