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Mr. Friedman Goes to Jail

Mr. Friedman Goes to Jail

In 1966, it was not considered unreasonable or unusual for a white sheriff in a rural county in Mississippi, to detest the Federal government, let alone some white liberal lawyer working for the Federal government who came along out of the blue tryin… Read More
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Judge's Toilet Urge Plays…

Judge's Toilet Urge Plays Into Boy Lawyer's Strategy

It was 1966 and this was my first civil rights hearing, actually my first hearing, civil rights or not. I was 26 and about one year out of law school. I had lucked out in getting a job with OEO, the Office of Equal Opportunity, which ran Project Head… Read More
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Running from the KKK

Running from the KKK

I was side-stepping the KKK working as a Federalized civil rights worker In 1966. The civil rights movement in the south was boiling over. Fire hoses, vicious dogs, and barred entry to almost everything if you were black. It’s unimaginable today, b… Read More
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