University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Henry Hampton Collection: Interview of Hon. Robert Lee Carter"
Date Nov 5, 1985
Author Robert Lee Carter, Henry Hampton Collection
External Link http://digital.wustl.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=eop;cc=eop;rgn=main;view=text;idno=car0015....
Abstract This interview was done for Henry Hampton's Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years (1954-1965). The Hon. Robert L. Carter began working as legal counsel to the NAACP in 1944. During the 1950s Carter emerged as one of the NAACP's leaders in arguing that the separate-but-equal doctrine was unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment. At the same time, the NAACP continued to argue that the creation of separate facilities resulted in inequality and the only remedy was integration. Carter used this reasoning in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the first of the five cases known collectively as Brown v. Board of Education. Carter is most famous for the litigation of Brown v. Board of Education and NAACP v. Alabama. Carter was appointed to U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York in 1972.
Source Henry Hampton Collection: Washington University in St. Louis


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person Carter, Robert Lee (NY)

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