Pleadings in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and related cases
Julius L. Chambers papers, 1964-1979
Series 1, Pleadings
Subseries 1, U.S. District Court proceedings
Files of a Charlotte attorney and his firm, Chambers, Stein, Ferguson, and Lanning, relating to their representation of Darius and Vera Swann and other plaintiffs in the landmark case, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts were constitutionally authorized to exercise broad powers to oversee and produce solutions to achieve school integration, which could include using student quotas as a starting point, and developing new attendance zones and busing policies to achieve more racially balanced schools. Includes pleadings prepared by Chambers and attorneys for the Board of Education at the District, Circuit, and Supreme Court levels; court rulings and opinions; correspondence; clippings; research materials; statistics; desegregation plans prepared by the board and court consultant John Finger; proposed attendance zone maps; transcripts of proceedings; and depositions, briefs, and notes.
This series presents a detailed documentation of the specific arguments, actions, and evidence brought forth before the court by plaintiffs and defendants as well as opinions, orders, and analyses of the Court. These pleadings consist primarily of documents submitted to the District Court, but also contain some submitted to the Circuit and Supreme Courts. Also included in this series are related letters of transmittal and some pleadings relating to the supplementary case in the North Carolina Superior Court relating to the North Carolina anti-busing statute; actions of the Board of Education, the plaintiffs, and the Court relating to the preparation of acceptable desegregation plans; and information related to alleged racial bias in application of discipline in the schools.
Chambers, Julius L. (Julius LeVonne), 1936-2013
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
manuscripts (documents)legal documents
Chambers, Julius L. (Julius LeVonne), 1936-2013Swann, James E.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
African Americans--Civil rightsAfrican Americans--EducationBusing for school integrationDiscrimination in educationEducation--Political aspectsRace relationsTrials, litigation, etc.
North Carolina--CharlotteNorth Carolina--Mecklenburg County
Living Charlotte : the postwar development of a New South city
Julius L. Chambers Papers, 1902-1989, bulk 1965-1975
Manuscripts--10th Floor, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Box 1, Folder 24
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