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August 8, 1994

Library of Congress Sponsors Symposium on Civil Rights

The Library of Congress will sponsor a symposium, "Documenting the Movement: The Courts and Civil Rights" on Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building. The speakers will be Professor Jack Greenberg of Columbia University Law School and Juan Williams, a national correspondent for The Washington Post.

Professor Greenberg, a veteran civil rights trial attorney with extensive Supreme Court experience, recently described his experiences in Crusaders in the Courts: How a Dedicated Band of Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution. As counsel director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1961- 1984, he argued cases against school segregation, employment discrimination, poverty and other related civil rights issues. Professor Greenberg started his career with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1949.

Mr. Williams, is the author of Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1961, which is the companion volume to the Public Broadcasting System's production by the same name. In addition to writing for The Washington Post, he also has been published by The Alantic, The New Republic and The Washington Post Magazine. Williams appears regularly on the nationally syndicated television show Inside Washington. He is currently working on a biography of Thurgood Marshall.

The symposium is open to the public.

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PR 94-129
8/8/94
ISSN 0731-3527

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