Looby, Zephaniah Alexander, 1899-1972

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Zephaniah Alexander Looby, lawyer and educator at Fisk University, Tennessee A & I College, and meharry Medical College. He organized the Kent College of Law to train African American men and women for the law profession. He was elected to the Nashville, Tenn., City Countil (1951-1971). Looby's home was bombed in 1960 because of his defense of Nashville students who staged a sit-in at lunch counters.

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referencedIn Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. Ambrose Caliver collection, 1912-1938. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Looby, Z. Alexander (Zephaniah Alexander), 1899-1972. Zephaniah Alexander Looby papers, 1922-1981. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Records of the National Park Service, 1785 - 2006. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 - 2017 National Archives Library, National Archives Records Administration
referencedIn Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1824–1991 National Archives at New York
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referencedIn Name Index to Bureau of Naturalization Correspondence Files, 1906–1946 National Archives at Washington, D.C
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correspondedWith Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1898-1974 person
correspondedWith Burt, Emma E. person
associatedWith Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Columbia University. School of Law. corporateBody
correspondedWith Faulkner, William J. person
employeeOf Fisk University. corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Howard University corporateBody
associatedWith Kent College of Law. corporateBody
associatedWith Meharry Medical College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nashville Student Protest Movement. corporateBody
associatedWith Nashville (Tenn.). City Council. corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf New York university. School of law corporateBody
memberOf Omega Psi Phi Fraternity corporateBody
correspondedWith Taser, Carlton L. person
associatedWith Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State College. corporateBody
associatedWith White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955. person
correspondedWith Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nashville TN US
Antigua and Barbuda 00 AG
Nashville TN US
African American universities and colleges
African American law schools
African American medical colleges
African Americans
Civil rights demonstrations
African American civil rights workers
African American law teachers
African American lawyers
African American politicians
City council members
Civil rights workers
College teachers


Birth 1899-04-08

Death 1972-03-24


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