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Interview with Julius Chambers

Interviewee: 
Chambers, Julius
Interviewer: 
Hargett, David
Date of Interview: 
1997-10-24
Identifier: 
GFCH0087
Subjects: 
Chambers, Julius L. (Julius LeVonne), 1936-2013; Swann, James E.; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education; North Carolina Bar Association; United States. Supreme Court; Segregation in education; Busing for school integration; Practice of law; Racism; School integration; School choice; Police brutality; Law schools; Civil rights; Voting; North Carolina--Charlotte; Trials, litigation, etc.; Interviews (Sound recordings); Oral histories
Abstract: 
Charlotte attorney Julius L. Chambers, who represented the plaintiffs in the landmark case, Swann versus Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education, talks at length about the desegregation of schools in Charlotte during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In addition to discussing the success of the Swann case, Chambers also explores the social and political implications of a reversal of the Swann decision. While Mr. Chambers acknowledges the accomplishments of the desegregation movement, he concludes the interview with the caution that there is still a lot of work to be done if remaining barriers to integration are to be removed.
Coverage: 
North Carolina--Charlotte; circa 1960 - 1979
Interview Setting: 
Unknown
Collection: 
Goldfield Collection
Collection Description: 
The Goldfield Collection consists of interviews conducted by upper level undergraduates enrolled in Professor David Goldfield’s history classes. The interviews demonstrate the significant changes that have occurred in the Charlotte region during the second half of the Twentieth Century.
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