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Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011-05-26

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Sobol, Anne Buxton
Creator:Sobol, Richard B.
Title:Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011-05-26
Date:2011 May 26
Description:

Richard Sobol discusses his early career as a lawyer in Washington, D. C., his involvement with the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, and his decision to move to New Orleans to become a civil rights lawyer. He recalls meeting Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, Louisiana, being personally protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, and his involvement in many job discrimination cases brought against the Crown Zellerbach paper mill. He also discusses other employment, labor union, and housing discrimination cases he argued. His wife, Anne, is also briefly interviewed.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Hicks, Robert, 1929-2010 | Civil rights movements--United States | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Bogalusa | Discrimination in employment--Louisiana--Bogalusa | Labor unions--Louisiana--Bogalusa | Lawyers--Louisiana--New Orleans--Interviews | Crown Zellerbach Corporation | Deacons for Defense and Justice | Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee (U.S.) | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, 29.9546482, -90.075072 | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, 30.0686437, -89.9281281
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0015/