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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Jack Greenberg
RLIN number: NXCP87-A65
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: New York City family background; education and naval duty; Law Revision Commission; history of Legal Defense Fund; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, 1949- : important cases, staff problems, conflicts; Miranda case, racial discrimination in jury selection and housing, capital punishment, welfare rights; sit-ins and Freedom Rides; contributions of Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee and Congress of Racial Equality to civil rights movement; Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund; working relationship of Legal Defense Fund with Supreme Court; impressions of Thurgood Marshall, James Meredith, others.
Extent: Transcript: 404 leaves, Tape: 3 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Greenberg, Jack, 1924-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1924
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 51
Document date: 1975
Interviewer: Gellhorn, Kitty
Organizations discussed: Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Supreme Court
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.; Civil rights--United States; Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; Lawyers; Legal assistance to the poor--United States; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Race discrimination--Law and legislation; Race discrimination--United States; Race relations--United States; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Supreme Court; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018429-13872