University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23"
Date Oct 23, 2010
Author Robert Carter / Patricia Sullivan
Author Institution Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
External Link http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0001/
Abstract - Summary: Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial and his service in the segregated army during World War II. He recounts his career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including the Brown v. Board of Education case and other legal cases that ended segregation.
- Biographical History: Robert L. Carter was born in 1917, grew up in New Jersey, and attended Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attorney, legal assistant to Thurgood Marshall, 1944-1955, general counsel, 1955-1968 and judge, 1972-2012. He argued many civil rights cases such as Sweatt v. Painter, Brown v. Board of Education, and Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma. Carter died in 2012.
- Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
- Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Citation Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)


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