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Multnomah lawyers met Kennedy’s civil rights call – The South’s racial tension drew Oregon volunteers in ’60s

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“[W]e call upon [Gov. George Wallace] to stand aside…” These words are those of 46 prominent American lawyers in a statement directed to the governor of Alabama on June 10, 1963. Their purpose was to ask Wallace to abide by a court order to desegregate the University of Alabama, as Wallace had vowed to defy the court order. View full article (PDF).

This article appeared in the March 24, 2006, issue of Portland Business Journal.