Julius Chambers http://wunc.org en Exploring The Life, Legacy And Unfinished Work Of Julius L. Chambers http://wunc.org/post/exploring-life-legacy-and-unfinished-work-julius-l-chambers <p></p><p>In 1948, William Chambers, a black maintenance worker in Montgomery County, NC was denied payment for a job by a white customer. William Chambers spent many afternoons searching for an attorney to represent him, but all the white lawyers he asked refused. William told this story to his son, Julius Chambers, who then vowed to become a lawyer and fight for justice.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:08:51 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 20827 at http://wunc.org Exploring The Life, Legacy And Unfinished Work Of Julius L. Chambers Chambers Remembered As Persistent, Not Bitter http://wunc.org/post/chambers-remembered-persistent-not-bitter <p></p><p>Charlotte commemorated a civil rights heavy-weight Thursday. &nbsp;Julius Chambers fought for equality through the courts and argued some of the cases that helped integrate Charlotte’s schools and businesses.</p><p>He had a lot of hatred directed at him as an African-American challenging prejudice, but he never let that make him bitter. Instead, Chambers set up North Carolina’s first law firm to employ both black and white lawyers, partly to serve as an example of the integration he fought for. &nbsp;He died last week.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:27:06 +0000 Lisa Miller 20476 at http://wunc.org Chambers Remembered As Persistent, Not Bitter Julius Chambers: A Remembrance And Legacy Of A Civil Rights Icon http://wunc.org/post/julius-chambers-remembrance-and-legacy-civil-rights-icon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/civilrights/about/history/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Julius Chambers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been a fixture on North Carolina’s legal scene for decades, helping lead the battle for civil rights and playing an instrumental role in the </span><a href="https://lcrm.lib.unc.edu/blog/index.php/2012/04/20/remembering-swann-v-charlotte-mecklenburg-board-of-education/" style="line-height: 1.5;">desegregation of Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He died last Friday at 76.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:04:13 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20340 at http://wunc.org Julius Chambers: A Remembrance And Legacy Of A Civil Rights Icon Friends, Colleagues Honor Julius Chambers' Legacy http://wunc.org/post/friends-colleagues-honor-julius-chambers-legacy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends and the state's legal community are honoring the life of Julius Chambers who died last week.&nbsp; He was 76 years old.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chambers was active in the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Civil Rights movement, founding the law firm that became North Carolina's first integrated practice.&nbsp; A statement from the Ferguson, Chambers and Sumter firm said Chambers argued eight cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and won all of them.&nbsp;</span><br> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:01:10 +0000 Gurnal Scott 20193 at http://wunc.org Friends, Colleagues Honor Julius Chambers' Legacy