Jack Greenberg, J.D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Greenberg, Jack J.D., American, 1924 - 2016
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Columbia Law School, American, founded 1858
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., American, founded 1940
Brown, Oliver L., American, 1918 - 1961
Board of Education of Topeka, American
Coke, H.D., American
City of Atlanta, American, founded 1837
Swann, James, American
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, American, founded 1960
Griggs, Willie, American
Duke Energy, American, founded 1904
Duration: 00:47:20
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
July 18, 2011
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.34.1a, 2011.174.34.1b, 2011.174.34.1c, 2011.174.34.1d, 2011.174.34.1e, 2011.174.34.1f, 2011.174.34.1g, 2011.174.34.1h, and 2011.174.34.1i.
Jack Greenberg, J.D. remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0034
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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