The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.15.1a, 2011.174.15.1b, 2011.174.15.1c, 2011.174.15.1d, 2011.174.15.1e, 2011.174.15.1f, 2011.174.15.1g, and 2011.174.15.1h.
Richard Sobol discusses his early career as a lawyer in Washington, D. C., his involvement with the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, and his decision to move to New Orleans to become a civil rights lawyer. He recalls meeting Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, Louisiana, being personally protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, and his involvement in many job discrimination cases brought against the Crown Zellerbach paper mill. He also discusses other employment, labor union, and housing discrimination cases he argued. His wife, Anne, is also briefly interviewed.
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.16.1a, 2011.174.16.1b, 2011.174.16.1c, and 2011.174.16.1d.
Cynthia and Fletcher Anderson remember the segregation and job discrimination they faced in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their decision to join the civil rights movement. Fletcher recalls working many different jobs at the Crown Zellerbach paper mill, the harassment of the police and Ku Klux Klan, and joining the Deacons of Defense and Justice. They discuss their job discrimination lawsuits, their friends involved in the civil rights movement, and the current state of race relations in Bogalusa.