Looby, Z. Alexander (Zephaniah Alexander), 1899-1972

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Lawyer and educator at Fisk University, Tennessee A & I College, and meharry Medical College; organized the Kent College of Law to train African American men and women for the law profession; election to the Nashville, Tenn., City Countil (1951-1971); home bombed in 1960 because of his defense of Nashville students who staged a sit-in at lunch counters; d. 1972.

From the description of Zephaniah Alexander Looby papers, 1922-1981. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972588

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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
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correspondedWith Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1898-1974 person
correspondedWith Burt, Emma E. person
associatedWith Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. person
correspondedWith Faulkner, William J. person
associatedWith Fisk University. corporateBody
associatedWith Kent College of Law. corporateBody
associatedWith Meharry Medical College. corporateBody
associatedWith Nashville Student Protest Movement. corporateBody
associatedWith Nashville (Tenn.). City Council. 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 (Tenn.)
African Americans--Civil rights
Civil rights demonstrations
African American law schools
African American medical colleges
African American universities and colleges
African American lawyers--Tennessee--Nashville
African American law teachers--Tennessee--Nashville
City council members--Tennessee--Nashville
African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville
African American politicians--Tennessee--Nashville


Birth 1899-04-08

Death 1972-03-24


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