McDowell, Cleve, 1941-1997


First African-American student to attend a white graduate school in Mississippi by enrolling in the University of Mississippi Law School in June 1963. He worked as part of the field Staff for the Mississippi Conference and then later the Chicago Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Next, he served on committees of the National Youth Development of the NAACP as a program director in community relations in Houston, Texas, and as a Subscribing Life Member, McDowell also served as a three-term member of the National Youth Work Committee of the NAACP and served on the committees of the State Conference and acted as legal advisor to several branches.

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