Carter, Robert L., 1917-2012

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Civil rights lawyer and judge. Full name: Robert Lee Carter.

From the description of Robert L. Carter papers, 1941-2006 (bulk 1969-2004). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81804938

Civil rights lawyer and judge; b. Robert Lee Carter.

From the description of Papers, 1960-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149444

Biographical Note

  • 1917, Mar. 11: Born, Careyville, Fla.
  • 1937: A.B., Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pa.
  • 1940: LL.B., Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1941: LL.M., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1941 - 1944 : Served in U.S. Army Air Corps
  • 1944: Legal assistant, NAACP
  • 1945: Admitted to New York Bar Assistant special counsel, NAACP
  • 1946: Married Gloria Pamela Spencer (died 1971)
  • 1956 - 1968 : General counsel, NAACP
  • 1969 - 1972 : Partner, Poletti Freidin Prashker Feldman & Gartner
  • 1971 - 1972 : Member, New York State Commission on Attica, investigating the riots at the state prison in Attica, N.Y.
  • 1972 - 1986 : Appointed U.S. district judge, Southern District of New York, by President Richard M. Nixon
  • 1987 - 2012 : Senior judge
  • 2012, Jan. 3: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Robert L. Carter Papers, 1941-2006, (bulk 1969-2004), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Roy Wilkins Papers, 1901-1980, (bulk 1932-1980) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Carter, Robert L., 1917-2012. Papers, 1960-1993. Library of Congress
referencedIn Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2011 Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center Library of Congress,http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
referencedIn Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Papers, 1950-2006 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Elwood, William A. Papers of William A. Elwood, 1984-1989. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. Papers of Roy Wilkins, 1901-1980 (bulk 1932-1980). Library of Congress
creatorOf National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Audio materials, 1956-1977 [sound recording]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Robert L. Carter Papers, 1941-2006, (bulk 1969-2004) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Elwood, William A. William A. Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project collection [manuscript], 1984-1989. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Kenneth Bancroft Clark Papers, 1897-2003, (bulk 1935-1990) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Carter, Robert L., 1917-2012. Robert L. Carter papers, 1941-2006 (bulk 1969-2004). Library of Congress
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Relation Name
associatedWith American Folklife Center corporateBody
associatedWith Attica Correctional Facility. corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, Derrick A. person
correspondedWith Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005 person
associatedWith Elwood, William A. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
associatedWith National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Special Commission on Attica. corporateBody
associatedWith Poletti Freidin Prashker Feldman & Gartner. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. District Court (New York : Southern District) corporateBody
correspondedWith Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--Attica
United States
New York (State)--Attica
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Correctional institution
African Americans--Societies, etc
Practice of law--New York (State)--New York
Civil rights--United States
Correctional institutions--New York (State)--Attica
Civil rights
Prison riots
Practice of law
Prison riots--New York (State)--Attica
Occupation
Lawyers--United States
Lawyers
Jurists
Function

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Birth 1917-05-11

Death 2012-01-03

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