Earl B. Dickerson papers
- Earl B. Dickerson papers
- Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986
- Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948)
- 4 linear ft. (5 boxes)
- Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Scope and Content
Scrapbooks (7 v.) and unbound materials, including newsclippings, photographs, speeches, correspondence, campaign literature, legal briefs, and other materials of Earl B. Dickerson, a Chicagoan, relating to his career as a lawyer and his activities in politics, civil rights and civil liberties, and government service. Topics include his graduation from the University of Chicago Law School (the first African American to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the school, 1920); officer of Supreme Life Insurance Company; government service as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago (1923-1927), assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois (1933-1939), the Democratic alderman of the 2nd Ward in the Chicago City Council (1939-1943), and member of the first U.S. Fair Employment Practices Commission; Progressive Party candidate for Congress (1940, 1948); leadership of the National Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild, Chicago Urban League, National Urban League, NAACP, and the NAACP's Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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Acquisition InformationMontgomery, Ms. Diane, 1987/06, 1987.0310. Gift.
Biography or History
Earl Burrus Dickerson.
- Dickerson, Earl B. -- 1891-1986
- Chicago (Ill.). -- Assistant Corporation Counsel
- Democratic Party (Chicago, Ill.)
- Chicago Urban League
- Illinois -- Assistant Attorney General
- Illinois -- Attorney General's Office
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- National Bar Association
- National Lawyers Guild
- National Urban League
- United States -- Fair Employment Practice Commission
- Actions and defenses -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
- African American lawyers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
- African American legislators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
- City council members -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
- Civil rights movements -- United States -- 20th century
- Discrimination in employment -- United States -- 20th century
- Election districts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 2nd Ward
- Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- Illinois -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- Briefs (Legal)
- Photographic prints