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Collection Title: American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Regional Office, Records

Collection Number: M32

Dates: 1964-1970

Volume: 1 cu.ft.

Provenance: Acquired by Mr. Buford Posey.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin to "champion the rights of man set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution." The ACLU issues public statements, organizes protests, and intiates test cases dealing with civil liberty questions. It publishes First Principle (monthly), Civil Liberties (bi-monthly), and a number of handbooks dealing with the civil rights of various groups in American society.

The Southern Regional Office of the ACLU was established in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1964. Its primary task was to assist with legal problems faced by blacks in the eleven states of the Old Confederacy. One goal of the office was to see that blacks in the eleven state region not only received equal treatment in the courts, but that they be allowed to sit on juries and be admitted to the bar.

Scope and Content:

The collection of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records contains copies of legal papers from civil liberties cases handled in the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU during the late 1960's and 1970. Charles Morgan, Jr., Director of the Southern Regional Office, was involved in all these cases.

Box and Folder List:

Box 1      
Folder 1 Robert L. Barbee v. The State of Texas Supreme Court of the U.S. 1968
Folder 2 United States of America v. Cassius Marsellus Clay, Jr. United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 1969
Folder 3 Hadnott, Sallie M. et. al. v. Mabel S. Amos, etc. et. al. United States District for the Middle District (Northern Division) of Alabama 1968
Folder 4 Jackson, Michael et. al. v. C.R. Dorrier, et. al. United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Tennessee) 1968-1969
Folder 5 Jones, Kenneth R., et. al. v. State Board of Education for Tennessee et. al. Supreme Court of the U.S. 1968-1969
Folder 6 United States v. Captain Howard B. Levy United States Army Judiciary Office of the Judge Advocate General ca. 1968
Folder 7 Howard Brett Levy v. Stanley R. Resor, et. al. Supreme Court of the U.S. 1967-1968
       
Box 2      
Folder 1 Howard B. Levy v. Jacob J. Parker and Stanley R. Resor United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 1969
Folder 2 Howard B. Levy v. Jacob J. Parker and Stanley R. Resor United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 1969
Folder 3 John Morris and Florence Robin v. Ben W. Fortson et. al. United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 1966
Folder 4 Robinson, Joel Browning v. John Whitehead United States District Court for the Fifth Circuit 1969ca
Folder 5 Cleveland L. Sellers Jr. v. Robert McNamara, et. al. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta Division) 1967
Folder 6 Rev. Tommie R. Smith v. Malcolm v. Leach et. al. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 1968
Folder 7 Julious Sullivan v. State of Georgia Supreme Court of Georgia 1969
Folder 8 The U.F.O., Inc., et. al. v. E. Harry Agnew, et. al. U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (Columbia Division) 1970
Folder 9 John D. Wallace, et. al. v. Albert Brewer, etc. et. al. U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (Northern Division) 1969, 1970
Folder 10 Caliph Washington v. State of Alabama Supreme Court of Alabama 1968, 1969

Also included in the Collection is a report of the activities for the first five years (1964-1969) of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU (Box 3, Folder 1) and a copy of Before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Committee Regarding the Filling of the Alabama Vacancy on the Democratic National Convention, ca. 1968, (Box 3, Folders 2 & 3) which Charles Morgan, Director of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU, helped to prepare.


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