Tag Archives: civil rights

Remembering Harper Lee

Readers and lawyers around the country are feeling the loss of author Harper Lee, who died in her sleep this morning at the age of 89. Harper’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. Dallas attorney Talmage Boston—who has extensively presented and written on Lee, Mockingbird, and Lee’s recently released … Continue Reading

Immigration reform discussed during LBJ Civil Rights Summit

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson approved a law that changed the quota system for immigration, signing the Immigration and Nationality Act on New York’s Liberty Island. During the first day of the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, and Haley Barbour, former Mississippi governor, discussed immigration … Continue Reading

“Texas Trailblazer” series features two Texas lawyers

As part of its "Texas Trailblazer" series, North Texas public television station KERA-TV will feature two veteran Texas attorneys, Harold Barefoot Sanders and Louise Raggio, and journalist Vivian Castleberry. All three Texans were chosen for their active role in and impact on civil rights and women’s rights not only in Texas, but also the country. Harold … Continue Reading