Remembering the Legacy of Civil Rights Legend William L. Taylor

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

William L. Taylor, legendary civil rights attorney and education advocate, died on June 28 of complications resulting from a recent fall. Taylor was known for his tireless efforts to create a public education system that truly meets the needs of the nation’s marginalized children. He successfully litigated a number of major public school desegregation cases in the … Read More

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Documentary Explores Life of Legendary Civil Rights Lawyer William Kunstler

Friday, June 18, 2010

The PBS series “POV” will air “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe” next week, a film that reviews Kunstler’s life and work from the perspective of his daughters, Emily and Sarah.Kunstler, who went to Mississippi in 1961 to help represent civil rights activists participating in the famous Freedom Rides, became known nationally for representing anti-war protestors in … Read More

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Phyllis McClure 1938 – 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Phyllis McClure, a dedicated civil rights activist and staunch advocate for fulfilling the promise of Brown v. Board of Education, died on May 17 at her home in Washington. She was 72. The following remembrance is from Ted Shaw, former president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where McClure worked for … Read More

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Civil Rights Legend Dr. Dorothy I. Height Dies at 98

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dr. Dorothy I. Height, a civil rights legend whose pioneering fight for civil and human rights spanned more than seven decades, passed away this morning from natural causes.  She had recently turned 98 on March 24. Dr. Height was one of the most prominent women among the civil and human rights leadership in the 1960s, … Read More

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