Moreton Rolleston, Jr., Atlanta lawyer, was owner of the Heart of Atlanta Motel and argued against the 1964 Civil Rights Act in the United States Supreme Court. The court decided in favor of the Civil Rights Act.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of attorney Constance Baker Motley commenting on the lawsuit against Lester Maddox and the Pickrick restaurant for discrimination against African Americans, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964 (moving images)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of attorney Moreton Rolleston speaking to a reporter following the United States Supreme Court ruling upholding the public accommodations section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the integration of the Heart of Atlanta Motel in Atlanta, Georgia, 1964 December 14 (Moving images)