Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life, the University of Mississippi would still be all white.
There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.
King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society.
I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has.
The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant.
I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.
In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.
I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.
Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
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