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- Thom Hurwitz interviews three lawyers working for the NAACP National Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (known colloquially as The Inc. Fund), whose function is to provide legal protection when persons are deprived of some right on the basis of color or [when] they are involved in civil rights demonstrations which are an attempt to communicate to the community their problems connected with race, according to Leroy Clark, a Legal Defense Fund lawyer who had been working in St. Augustine, Florida. Charles Jones and Melvyn Zarr, who had been working in Selma, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi, respectively, also discuss their work. They successfully petition to remove to federal courts state cases that are concerned with federal constitutional protections, especially in instances when state courts are not liable to give civil rights defendants a fair trial. They also try to obtain federal court injunctions against state prosecutions and state harassment. The lawyers discuss movement activities in St. Augustine, Selma, Tuscaloosa, and throughout Mississippi, and the recent effects on local officials and communities of the Civil Rights Act, signed into law on July 2, 1964. In St. Augustine and Tuscaloosa, police brutality was curtailed since the passage of the law. In Mississippi, the federal government has done little to enforce it. Jones discusses Ku Klux Klan attempts in Tuscaloosa to force restaurants to re-segregate after they had initially desegregated in response to the Act. Clark discusses police brutality that is unchallenged because local leaders of communities encourage the Klan or acquiesce in their activities.
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; African Americans--Civil rights--History; St. Augustine, Florida; Selma, Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Mississippi
- Jones, Charles, Interviewee
- Clark, Leroy, Interviewee
- Zarr, Melvyn, Interviewee
- Hurwitz, Thom, Interviewer
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- Chicago: “The Civil Rights Lawyer in the South,” 1964-08-27, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed March 24, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-1g0ht2gg9n.
- MLA: “The Civil Rights Lawyer in the South.” 1964-08-27. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. March 24, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-1g0ht2gg9n>.
- APA: The Civil Rights Lawyer in the South. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-1g0ht2gg9n