Julius Chambers


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As a veteran civil rights lawyer and educator, Julius L. Chambers had a hand in landmark civil rights litigation as well as overcoming the adversity and challenges faced during his life-long legal pursuits. Fifteen years after a pivotal childhood event set him on a course toward his civil rights career, Thurgood Marshall selected Chambers as the first intern of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). Just a year later, Chambers opened the first integrated law firm in North Carolina.

In Biographical Conversations With Julius Chambers, discover Chambers' rich experiences in public service, leadership and activism. In three episodes, entitled ‘”Growing Up in the South," "Life & Career Changes," and “The Future of Education & Civil Rights,” the series captures the many milestones marking the legacy of this Tar Heel treasure.

Biographical Conversations is supported by a grant from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation.

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