J.L. Chestnut: Bringing Justice to African-American Farmers

J.L. Chestnut, the first and only African-American lawyer in Selma, Alabama in 1958, was very active in the Civil Rights Movement and, as a partner in Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders, Pettaway and Campbell, is widely recognized as one of the leading civil rights attorneys in the country. Chestnut was a central legal figure in the successful historic litigation against the USDA on behalf of black farmers.

This speech was given at the 2000 National Bioneers Conference.

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