Posts tagged "civil rights movement"

An Oral History of Alabama Civil Rights and the African-American bar

For our 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine, we delved into civil rights and the African-American bar 60 years after the Montgomery bus boycott and 50 years after the marches from Selma. Be sure to check out our oral history about the experiences of 11 African-American attorneys who graduated law school in six different decades, including Fred Gray, who represented Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., and U.W. Clemon, the first-ever black federal judge in Alabama.

Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr: The Death of a Friend and the Birth of a Lawyer

What initially attracted Atlanta PI-plaintiff attorney Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr. to the law? It wasn't "Perry Mason" or Atticus Finch. His uncle or father wasn't a lawyer. It wasn't because he had to be a doctor or a lawyer and he couldn't stand the sight of blood.

Richard Sinkfield Among Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame Inductees

Last Saturday night, the Gate City Bar Association, the oldest African-American bar association in the state of Georgia, inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame: Forrest B. Johnson of Forrest B. Johnson & Associates, Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr. of The Cochran Firm, and Richard H. Sinkfield of Rogers & Hardin.