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"The Road to Brown v. Board of Education"

The William Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project

Presented by the University Library

Date:        January 23, 2013

Time:        2:00-3:30 PM

LocationHarrison/Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

The William Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project is a series of 86 interviews that provide firsthand accounts of the legal struggle to abolish injustices perpetuated under Jim Crow laws.

Join us for a presentation featuring some of these remarkable oral histories, painstakingly restored and digitized by Library staff and recently made available online.

A panel discussion will follow the screening.


  • Patrice Grimes, Associate Dean, Office of African American Affairs; Associate Professor, Curry School of Education
  • Ervin Jordan, Research Archivist, U.Va. Library
  • Phyllis Leffler, Professor, Corcoran Department of History