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William A. Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project collection, 1984-1989

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Creator:Elwood, William A.
Title:William A. Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project collection, 1984-1989

Oral histories gathered by University of Virginia professor and administrator William A. Elwood as the basis for the documentary, "The Road to Brown : the untold story of 'the man who killed Jim Crow'" about the life of Charles Hamilton Houston's crusade for civil rights and the events that led to "Brown vs. the Board of Education," and the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared the 'separate but equal' doctrine illegal. Interviewees include H. Brandt Ayers, Jack Bass, Gardner L. Bishop, Delores R. Boyd, Frances Brand, Wiley Branton, Alvin J. Bronstein, Drewary Brown, Florence Bryant, Robert L. Carter, Julius L. Chambers, William T. Coleman, Earl B. Dickerson, Charles Todd Duncan, William Evans, and George R. Ferguson, John Hope Franklin, Anne Hobson Freeman, Charles G. Gomillion, Fred Gray, Calvin C. Green, Jack Greenberg, William C. Harbaugh, C. Alex Harvin, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Oliver W. Hill, A.E. Dick Howard, Beulah Crosby Johnson, Leone Lane, John Lewis, Edward Mazique, Genna Rae McNeil, Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Charles Morgan, Jr., E. Frederic Morrow, and Constance Baker Motley, James M. Nabrit, Robert J. Norrell, John Norton, Matthew J. Perry, Joseph Rauh, Louis T. Redding, Herbert O. Reid, Walter L. Ridley, Solomon S. Seay, Jr., Collins J. Seitz, Arthur Shores, Modjeska Simkins, J. Clay Smith, Juanita Kidd Stout, Alice Jackson Houston Stuart, Laurin A. Thompson, Otto L. Tucker, Samuel Wilbert Tucker, Donald Watkins, Joseph C. Watson, F. Palmer Weber, Eugene Williams, and Dr. Stephen Wright.

Subjects:Ayers, H. Brandt, 1935- | Bass, Jack | Bishop, Gardner L. | Boyd, Delores R. | Brand, Frances | Branton, Wiley | Bronstein, Alvin J. | Brown, Drewary | Bryant, Florence Coleman, 1922- | Carter, Robert L., 1917- | Chambers, Julius L. (Julius LeVonne), 1936- | Coleman, William T. (William Thaddeus), 1920- | Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986 | Duncan, Charles Todd | Evans, William | Ferguson, George R. | Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009 | Freeman, Anne Hobson, 1934- | Gomillion, Charles G. (Charles Goode), 1900- | Gray, Fred | Green, Calvin C. | Greenberg, Jack, 1924- | Harbaugh, William C. | Harvin, C. Alex | Higginbotham, A. Leon (Aloyisus Leon), 1928- | Hill, Oliver W., 1907-2007 | Howard, A. E. Dick | Johnson, Beulah Crosby | Lane, Leone | Lewis, John | Mazique, Edward | McNeil, Genna Rae | Mitchell, Juanita Jackson, 1913- | Morgan, Charles, 1930- | Morrow, E. Frederic (Everett Frederic), 1909- | Motley, Constance Baker, 1921- | Nabrit, James M. (James Madison), 1900- | Norrell, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson) | Norton, John | Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James), 1921- | Rauh, Joseph L., 1911- | Redding, Louis T. | Reid, Herbert O. | Ridley, Walter L. | Seay, Solomon S. | Seitz, Collins J. | Shores, Arthur | Simkins, Modjeska | Smith, J. Clay (John Clay), 1942- | Stout, Juanita Kidd, 1919-1998 | Stuart, Alice Jackson, 1913-2001 | Thompson, Laurin A. | Tucker, Samuel Wilbert | Watkins, Donald | Watson, Joseph C. | Palmer, 1914- | Williams, Eugene | Wright, Stephen | Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc. | African American lawyers--Biography | African Americans--Civil rights--History | African Americans--Education--History | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--United States | School integration--United States--History | Segregation in education--United States--History | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | United States, Virginia, 37.431573, -78.656894
Institution:University of Virginia. Library
Contributors:University of Virginia. Library
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William A. Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project Collection, 1984-1989, n.d., Accession # 12801, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

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