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R.I.P. J.L. Chestnut: A Civil Rights Pioneer

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J.L Chestnut was the first black lawyer in Selma, Alabama and an attorney for Martin Luther King and the NAACP during the civil rights movement.  He died at the age of 77 because of kidney failure.

To learn about him you can read his obituary in the Washington Post or hear his story in his own words on NPR’s Fresh Air.


Written by rentec

3 October, 2008 at 4:54 pm

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