In the coming months, the Blawg will highlight various items in the Law Library's collection that address issues of diversity. This first entry in the series focuses on resources related to African-Americans.
National Black Law Journal - Founded in 1970 by a group of UCLA law students and professors, this journal was the first of its kind to provide a dedicated forum for the discussion of the relationship between race and the law. The NBLJ website states that the journal seeks articles that "make a substantive contribution to current dialogue taking place around issues such as affirmative action, employment law, the criminal justice system, community development and labor issues." Law Library Current Periodicals K14 .A724/available electronically via HeinOnline.
Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy - This journal, published annually by students at UC Berkeley School of Law, examines legal and policy issues affecting the African-American community. Past articles have explored topics such as educational equality, slavery reparations and political participation by African-Americans. Law Library Current Periodicals K2 .E73/available electronically via HeinOnline.
Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers - This title contains entries for 168 African-American authors, including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. Each entry contains biographical information and a comprehensive list of the writer's works. Law Library Special Collections PS153.N5 E49 2007.
Supreme Justice: Speeches and Writings: Thurgood Marshall - Editor J. Clay Smith, Jr. has assembled a collection of speeches, writings and interviews by Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The selections span seven decades of Justice Marshall's career, from his time as a law student and civil rights advocate through his twenty-four-year tenure on the Supreme Court. Law Library Stacks KF213.M37 S63 2003.
Ghosts of Mississippi - This courtroom drama chronicles the murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963 and the efforts to bring his assassin to justice more than thirty years later. Law Library Leisure Video DVD-26.
Posted by Timothy J. Gallina (Tim) on Mon. March 5, 2012 10:03 AM