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Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier


Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers (1936–2013) escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation’s leading African American civil rights attorney. After blazing a unique path through the world of higher education, including becoming the first black student ever to be editor-in-chief of the law review at a historically white southern law school, Chambers was selected as the initial intern for NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund’s civil rights internship program. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers ... More

Keywords: legal history, civil rights, Julius Chambers, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Jim Crow South, federal civil rights law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628547
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard A. Rosen, author

Joseph Mosnier, author