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Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia

David A. Canton

Abstract

Raymond Pace Alexander (1897–1974) was a prominent black attorney in Philadelphia and a distinguished member of the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges. A contemporary of such nationally known black attorneys as Charles Hamilton Houston, William Hastie, and Thurgood Marshall, he litigated civil rights cases and became well known in Philadelphia. Yet Alexander’s legacy to the civil rights struggle has received little national recognition. As a New Negro lawyer during the 1930s, Alexander worked with left-wing organizations to deseg ... More

Keywords: black lawyers, Raymond Pace Alexander, Philadelphia, National Bar Association, affirmative action, economic justice, African Americans, civil rights, left-wing organizations, Black Power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734256
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734256.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Canton, author