ERIC Number: ED199320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Amistad Symposium on Southern Civil Rights Litigation Records for the 1960s (New Orleans, Louisiana, December 8-9, 1978).
Dillard Univ., New Orleans, LA. Armistad Research Center.
This report contains transcripts of speeches given at the Amistad Symposium by lawyers, judges, and others active in the civil rights movement since the 1960s. Speakers include Clifton Johnson, J. Skelly Wright, John P. Nelson, Edwin King, Fred L. Banks, Jr., Lawrence A. Aschenbrenner, Frank R. Parker, Henry Schwarzschild, and Richard B. Sobol. They recount their experiences as civil rights workers and lawyers and outline major court cases in civil rights litigation. Also described are the activities of various organizations, such as the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Through these speeches, a broad overview of the civil rights struggle, its history and effects is provided. (APM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dillard Univ., New Orleans, LA. Armistad Research Center.