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Civil rights movement and the law collection

Repository: University of Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): The University of Mississippi held "The Civil Rights Movement and the Law: A National Symposium" to examine and assess the effects of civil rights litigation on contemporary law and society. Participants in the symposium include lawyers and judges who participated in many of the landmark cases of the Civil Rights Movement. Among the many participants were two judges of the former United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Elbert P. Tuttle and John Minor Wisdom), and three participants on both sides of the integration drama at Ole Miss in 1962, John Doar, Constance Baker Motley, and Charles Clark.

Collection Description (Extant): The collection contains audio, video, and typed transcripts of panel discussions as well as oral histories recorded with the participants.

Date(s): 1989

Digital Status: Unknown

Language: English

Interviewees: Elbert P. Tuttle, John Minor Wisdom, John Doar, Constance Baker Motley, Charles Clark

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American lawyers
African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi
Civil rights--Cases
Judges

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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