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Oral history interview with Jack Greenberg, 1975.

Creator: Greenberg, Jack, 1924-2016
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 404 pages Sound recording 3 audiocassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

New York City family background; education and naval duty; Law Revision Commission; history of Legal Defense Fund; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, 1949- : important cases, staff problems, conflicts; Miranda case, racial discrimination in jury selection and housing, capital punishment, welfare rights; sit-ins and Freedom Rides; contributions of Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee and Congress of Racial Equality to civil rights movement; Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund; working relationship of Legal Defense Fund with Supreme Court; impressions of Thurgood Marshall, James Meredith, others


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