Program
The Negro Lawyer in the South
Producing Organization
KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-4t6f18sn70
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Description
James R. Walker, Jr. of the North Carolina Bar speaks before a session devoted to the lawyer's role in the battle to eliminate racial segregation at the National Lawyer's Guild Convention in San Francisco. Walker speaks on his struggles as a Negro lawyer in the South and strategies fighting legal battles against discrimination in North Carolina, especially against literacy tests. He uses specific cases to illustrate his theme of the profound influence and effect of the ?unwritten law? on the legal system in the South. Walker?s efforts, legal historian John W. Wertheimer has noted, ?prompted both the General Assembly and the Supreme Court of North Carolina to make the state?s voter registration rules less discriminatory. The resulting reforms ? were substantial.? Walker?s career, Wertheimer writes, ?highlights an underappreciated aspect of civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s: grassroots litigation?that is, locally based efforts to achieve legal change through test cases in appellate courts.? For informatio
Broadcast
1960-10-14
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
National Lawyers Guild; North Carolina. Supreme Court; African Americans--Civil rights--History
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:47:42
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Credits
Producing Organization: KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
Speaker: Walker, James R., Jr.
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Pacifica Radio Archives
Identifier: 1954_D01 (Pacifica Radio Archives)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Pacifica Radio Archives
Identifier: PRA_AAPP_BB0119_The_Negro_lawyer_in_the_South (Filename)
Format: audio/vnd.wave
Generation: Master: preservation
Duration: 0:47:42
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Citations
Chicago: “The Negro Lawyer in the South,” 1960-10-14, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 19, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-4t6f18sn70.
MLA: “The Negro Lawyer in the South.” 1960-10-14. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 19, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-4t6f18sn70>.
APA: The Negro 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_28-4t6f18sn70