Rebels in Law: Voices in History of Black Women Lawyers

Rebels in Law: Voices in History of Black Women Lawyers

by J. Clay Smith Jr.

The reflections on their lives in law of pioneer black women lawyers
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The reflections on their lives in law of pioneer black women lawyers

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University of Michigan Press
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5.99(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Law Is No Mystery to Black Women1
Pt. 1Law and Its Call to Black Women9
Miss Lutie Lytle Speaks in 189711
Law and Its Call to Women13
Legal Profession Followed by Nation's Best Known Socialites16
Women in the Law24
Forty-five Years a Woman Lawyer26
Jet-Propelled into the Law29
Sheer Determination Brought Me Through32
Forty Years a Lawyer34
Lawyers Are Leaders in the Community36
Law Teacher, Lawyer and Judge38
Some Recollections of My Career41
Pt. 2The Power of Black Women47
Women Lawyers Must Balk Both Color and Sex Bias49
Constitutional Law and Black Women52
Women Must Wield Their Power for the Sake of Justice60
The Power of Black Women to Tell Their Stories64
The Black Woman: Who Represents Her?70
Pt. 3Legal Education, the Legal Academy, and the Legal Profession77
Pauli Murray's Appeal: For Admission to Harvard Law School79
Second Black Woman at University of Michigan's Law School84
Breaking New Ground with Grace: The University of Michigan's First Black Woman Law Graduate86
Neither a Whisper Nor a Shout90
Antioch's Fight against Neutrality in Legal Education102
There Is a Future for Black Lawyers106
Problems within the Legal Profession111
Pt. 4On Presidents and Judges113
The Most Dangerous Election in History115
Surviving the Reagan Years117
President Clinton's Doubt; Lani Guinier's Certainty123
Robert Bork Should Sit on High Court128
Clarence Thomas Should Not Sit on High Court131
In Clarence Thomas You Hope for a Miracle137
Thurgood Marshall Spoke for Humble People139
Pt. 5Race, Equality, Justice, and Freedom141
Racism Is a Deadly Force in America144
Democracy and Race147
The Confederate Flag as Racist Symbolism150
The Issue of Race156
Black Strategies: Responding to Thomas Sowell. I Know Where You're Coming from, But...162
White Racism; Black Dissent165
African Americans Must Reject Anti-Semitism167
Black Political Power169
The Negro Woman in the Quest for Equality172
Female Liberation and Human Survival178
When American Democracy Becomes a Sham182
The Underdeveloped Resource186
Justice and Values in Government190
Erosion of Civil Liberties196
Political Correctness: Professor Linda S. Greene vs. Robert Bork201
The United States Owes Reparations to Its Black Citizens204
Give Colored Women the Right to Vote211
The Necessity of Universal Suffrage213
The Role of Law in Effecting Social Change217
New Civil Rights Demands: White Resistance221
Dynamics of Change224
Minority Coalitions to Secure Civil Rights228
Freedom of Gay Citizens from Discrimination231
Pt. 6Crime and Criminal Justice234
The Female Inmate237
Our Present Violent Crime and Drug Policies Conceived out of Fear and Politics242
Pt. 7International Concerns246
Pioneer at the Department of State249
Human Rights and Social Relations251
Citation for Persons Killed in Service of the United Nations253
Speaking Out against Duplicity in Foreign Policy255
Women and Minorities in International Law257
The Japanese Buraku Problem: A Foreigner's Perspective260
App. AThe First Black Women's Legal Sorority267
App. BPioneering Facts about Black Women Lawyers and Law Teachers277
App. CU.S. Census: The Number of Women Lawyers by Race and Nationality in Each State/Select Territories and the Combined Total of Male Lawyers (all races), 1950-90284

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