Richard Barry Sobol and Anne Buxton Sobol Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Sobol, Richard Barry, American, born 1937
Buxton Sobol, Anne, American
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Hicks, Robert, American, 1929 - 2010
Deacons for Defense and Justice, American, founded 1964
Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, American
Crown Zellerbach Corporation, American, founded 1928
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:01:07
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 26, 2011
Description
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0015
Topic
African American
American South
Civil rights
Housing
Labor
Law
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.15.1a-h
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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