Shores, Arthur D. (Arthur Davis), 1904-1996


One of the first African Americans to practice law in Alabama, Shores was involved in numerous desegregation cases including the attempts by Autherine Lucy, Vivian Malone, and James Hood to desegregate the University of Alabama. Shore's Birmingham home was bombed twice in 1963. Shores was appointed to the Birmingham city council in 1969 and was later elected to the same seat, a position he held until 1978.

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