By W. Lewis Burke
“The heritage of the black legal professional in South Carolina,” writes W. Lewis Burke, “is essentially the most major untold tales of the lengthy and afflicted fight for equivalent rights within the state.” starting in Reconstruction and carrying on with to the trendy civil rights period, 168 black attorneys have been admitted to the South Carolina bar. All for Civil Rights is the 1st book-length learn dedicated to these attorneys’ struggles and achievements within the nation that had the most important black inhabitants within the state, through percent, till 1930—and that used to be a majority black nation via 1920.
Examining court docket procedures, trials, and existence tales of the legal professionals, Burke bargains a finished research of black attorneys’ engagement with the felony approach. a few of that learn is determined within the courts and legislative halls, for the South Carolina bar as soon as had the top percent of black legal professionals of any southern country, and South Carolina was once certainly one of in simple terms states to ever have a black majority legislature. besides the fact that, Burke additionally tells who those legal professionals have been (some have been former slaves, whereas others had backgrounds within the church, the army, or journalism); the place they got here from (nonnatives got here from as shut as Georgia and as distant as Barbados); and the way they have been proficient, principally via apprenticeship.
Burke argues forcefully that from the earliest days after the Civil warfare to the heyday of the trendy civil rights move, the tale of the black attorney in South Carolina is the tale of the civil rights attorney within the Deep South. even though All for Civil Rights focuses in particular on South Carolinians, its argument in regards to the felony shift in black personhood from the slave period to the Nineteen Sixties resonates in the course of the South.
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All for Civil Rights: African American Lawyers in South Carolina, 1868–1968 (Southern Legal Studies Ser.) by W. Lewis Burke