University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse indexes case studies of civil rights litigation, and biographies of civil rights lawyers, and links them to the relevant cases. Here are additions to this part of the collection over the past 90 days:

July 1, 2020
""We Live 24/7 in Hell": Detroit's Wayne County Jail, 1968-76"
Date: Jul. 1, 2020
By: Dominic Coschino (University of Michigan Student)
The history of Detroit's Wayne County Jail in the late 1960s and 1970s also includes a much less well known story with lessons for today: the response of radical activists who mobilized against mass incarceration and demanded racial and economic justice. As more poor and black Detroiters flowed ...
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June 9, 2020
"The Segregation Academy and the Law"
Journal of Negro Education
Date: Winter 1973
By: Anthony M. Champagne (University of Illinois Faculty)
Journal of Negro Education Vol. 42, No. 1 (Winter, 1973), pp. 58-66
A case study of one private school which functions as a segregation academy'' was done in order to learn more about what segregation academies are, how they operate, and how they relate to the community.*
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