Civil rights case files, 1940-1974.


Civil rights case files, 1940-1974.

These records function to document the activities of the Attorney General's Office regarding civil rights cases in Alabama. Some of the information available includes background of cases, how Alabama and its people reacted to the civil rights movement, and how the legal system was used regarding civil rights. The bulk of the cases range from 1963-1970. Among the more prominent cases are: United States v. Wilcox County Board of Education; Joe L. Reed and Albert Harris v. Alabama Public School and College Authority; Anthony T. Lee, et al, v. Macon County Board of Education; Lurleen Burns Wallace, et al, v. Anthoney T. Lee; United States v. Madison County Board of Education; Doris Elaine Brown, et al, and United States, v. Board of Education of the City of Bessemer, et al; National Education Association of the United States, et al, v. Albert P. Brewer, et al; Christine Archie, et al, v. The Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, et al; Betty B. Mills ... v. Birmingham Board of education ... ; United States v. Perry County Board of Education; Sallie M. Hadnott, et al, v. Mabel S. Amos; Birdie Mae Davis, et al, v. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County, et al; Ralph D. Abernethy, et al, v. The City of Birmingham; John D. Wallace, et al, v. Albert P. Brewer, et al; John Coleman, et al, v. State of Alabama; Alabama NAACP State ... v. George C. Wallace; NAACP v. State of Alabama; United States v. Dallas County; E.D. Nixon, et al, v. Albert P. Brewer, et al; United States v. The Democratic Executive Committee of Wilcox County, et al; Caliph Washington, et al, v. Frank Lee, Et al; Eugene Crum v. Alabama State Docks Dept.; and United Stats v. Agnes Baggett. There is also documentation about cases in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texa, and certified voter eligibility lists, 1965-1966, for Autauga County through Perry County. There is a folder on reapportionment, 1962-1966; and a folder on school integration, 1963. Other subjects are covered as well.

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