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|Creator:||Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)|
|Creator:||Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James), 1921-2011|
|Title:||Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07|
|Date:||2011 June 7|
Judge Matthew J. Perry recalls serving in the military during World War II, and experiencing discrimination during the war. He remembers watching a trial that inspired him to go to the newly formed law school at South Carolina State College. He discusses his start as a trial lawyer in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the famous civil rights cases he argued, joining the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and his admiration for the African American lawyers who mentored him.
|Types:||Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | MovingImage | StillImage | Text|
|Subjects:||African American veterans--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | South Carolina State College | World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American | African American lawyers--South Carolina--Interviews | African American judges--South Carolina--Interviews | United States, South Carolina, Richland County, Columbia, 34.0007104, -81.0348144|
|Collection:||Civil Rights History Project|
|Institution:||Library of Congress|
|Contributors:||American Folklife Center|
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
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|Persistent Link to Item:||https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0024/|