Gloria Allred. Civil Rights Lawyer with emphasis on women's rights. "if people call me names I see that as a victory, because i know they don't have any good argument on the merits." "men of quality are not threatened by a woman of equality"
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered a grim assessment of the judicial confirmations process. If she were nominated to the Supreme Court today, her background as a civil rights attorney would likely prevent her from being confirmed:
The first legally married interracial couple in Alabama, writer and activist Alice Walker and civil-rights attorney Mel Leventhal found that breaking boundaries also put a strain on their marriage. After they split, daughter Rebecca moved every two years between her father's East Coast home to her mother's Berkeley, Calif., neighborhood. Her memoir, 'Black and White and Jewish,' recalls the difficulty in growing up mixed race with politically prominent parents.
Charles Hamilton Houston,"The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" (if you haven't already seen this film, treat yourself. Check your local library), a renowned civil rights attorney, was widely recognized as the architect of the civil rights strategy that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education. He was also a mentor to Thurgood Marshall who successfully litigated the pivotal Brown case.
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