The Journal of Southern Legal History

Articles from Vol. 19, 2011

A Conversation with Justice Harold G. Clarke
November 3, 2009PAT LONG AN: We're here this morning to talk with Justice Harold G. Clarke about his life. We've got with us Stuart Walker from the Martin Snow law firm in Macon; and, of course, as you know, I am Pat Longan from the Mercer University...
An Interview of the Honorable George T. Smith on October 17, 2008
JOHN BELL: Today is a day of conversation with George T. Smith. I am John C. Bell, Jr. with the firm of Bell & Brigham in Augusta, Georgia. David F. Walbert, from the firm of Parks, Chesin & Walbert in Atlanta, Georgia, is with us today as we...
"Barretts and Hulls"
IntroductionAugusta, going back to the World War II generation, has several families where there has been more than one generation of attorneys. Names that come to mind are Bell, Hagler, Fleming, three generations of Lansing B. Lees, McCracken, Nicholson,...
Briggs V. Elliott Revisited: A Study in Grassroots Activism and Trial Advocacy from the Early Civil Rights Era
I. A Visit to Clarendon County, South Carolina - 1947"We ain't got no money to buy a bus for your nigger children.'" Such was the reply in 1947 of R.W. Elliott, a local school board chairman in Clarendon County, South Carolina, to a group of black parents...
Georgia Women of Achievement Award Honoring Madrid Loyd Williams
The following is a transcription of tfie video produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting for Madrid Williams 's induction into Georgia Women of Achievement on March 11, 2010. Georgia Women of Achievement grants permission for its use.MADRID ELISA CARLSON:...
Georgia Women of Achievement March 11, 2010 Induction Ceremony of Madrid Loyd Williams
Madrid Loyd Williams was born January 16, 191 1, in Aragon, Georgia to Mary Samford Loyd and Horace Cleveland Loyd who were farmers. Farming was difficult in that area and the family moved to Menlo, Georgia several years later where Mr. Loyd took a job...
Introduction: Georgia Women of Achievement & Madrid Loyd Williams
Georgia Women of Achievement is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the life stories and legacies of significant women in Georgia history. It is the only women's history hall of fame in the state, and one of but a few in the United States....
Introduction to A Conversation with the Honorable Harold G. Clarke
In late 2009, Stuart Walker and I had the distinct honor and pleasure of interviewing the Honorable Harold G. Clarke about his life.' As you will read in the following pages, Justice Clarke has led a remarkable and interesting life. He was born in his...
Litchfield on the Savannah: William Tracy Gould and the Deep South's First Law School
It has been said that "the role of the private law school in the legal history of the Early Republic is virtually a terra incognita,"1 and for nowhere is this more apparent than the State of Georgia. Without exception, all modern authors who have touched...
Preface
This edition of the Journal brims with fascinating content. George Thornewell Smith indeed holds a place of special distinction in Georgia political and legal history, having been the first and only person so far in the State's history to win election...
President's Foreword
We hope you enjoy this Issue of the Journal of Southern Legal History . It is particularly special to me, not only because David Walbert and I had the pleasure of conducting the Interview of "George T." Smith, but also because of our families' long ties.My...
The Yazoo Land Fraud
The Yazoo Land Fraud. By Helen Clark. Louisville, Ga.: Jefferson County Historical Society, c. 2009.The publication of Helen Clark's 1948 master's thesis on the Yazoo Land Fraud by the Jefferson County Historical Society' is a compliment to the late...