THERE IS A FOUNTAIN The autobiography of a civil rights lawyer

Author: Lynn (Conrad)
Year: 1979
Publisher: Lawrence Hill (Connecticut)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
ISBN: 0882080989
Price: 9.00
Hardback. When the history of our times is sifted and the battle for desegregation, racial equality and freedom fully recorded, one name will stand out among all others as the most consistent and effective defender of the black people and oppressed minorities : Conrad Lynn, black civil rights attorney and political activist. Looking back over a career which began in the early 1930s, the author has written an intensely personal account of the struggles for justice and equality to which he devoted his life. No lawyer since Clarence Darrow had defended successfully so many controversial cases. Lynn's legal and political career began during the depression years. He marched on Washington with the unemployed. He initiated the legal challenges which ultimately led to desegregation of the armed forces. He risked his life to oppose segregation in interstate travel in the South. The author defended the black children in the notorious "Kissing Case." He represented Robert Williams and other NAACP leaders in Monroe, North Carolina, who were accused of kidnapping and insurrection when they defied the Ku Klux Klan and other racist forces in the town. Perhaps the best known case was Lynn's defence of the "Harlem Six", adolescent boys accused of murdering a neighbourhood storekeeper. William Kuntsler joined the author in waging the long battle which exposed the economic and legal oppression of Harlem blacks and which inspired the well-known book by Truman Nelson, 'The Torture of Mothers'. During his long career, the author worked with many of the political and civil rights leaders of the previous half century. With Epilogue and Index. 240pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg+ in Vg. pcdw.


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