Civil Rights Lawyer Julius Chambers To Speak Nov. 8 As Part Of "Explorations
In Black Leadership" Series
31, 2000 -- Julius L. Chambers, chancellor of North
Carolina Central University and one of the countrys leading
civil rights lawyers in dismantling desegregation, will speak at
the University of Virginia law school Wednesday, Nov. 8.
talk, titled "Where Are We?: Education and Desegregation,"
will be at 7:30 p.m. in Withers-Brown Hall 152 and is open to the
public. It is part of the series of University-wide discussions,
"Explorations in Black Leadership."
series of talks, an oral history project sponsored by the Institute
for Public History and the Darden School, aims to preserve leadership
lessons taught by key civil rights leaders and examine the nature
of that leadership.
and colleagues in his Charlotte, N.C., law firm helped shape civil
rights law in the 1970s by winning landmark Supreme Court rulings
in employment discrimination and education, including the famous
school-busing discussion, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of
Education. From 1984 to 1993 he served as director counsel of the
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in New York. He is an alumnus
of North Carolina Central University and the University of North
Carolina law school.
"Explorations in Black Leadership" project brings key
civil rights figures to Charlottesville, where they participate
in public forums and videotaped interviews conducted by U.Va. history
professor Julian Bond, who is himself a long-time civil rights leader.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856