A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.: Who Will Carry the Baton?
F. Michael Higginbotham
University of Baltimore School of Law
José F. Anderson
University of Baltimore - School of Law
April 1, 2000
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2000
It was a rainy November day during Thanksgiving weekend of 1997. The scene was the Washington, D.C., childhood home of Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.'s beloved wife. Our assignment was to assist in the removal, packing, and transport of a few prized family heirlooms that were to be taken to their home in Newton, Massachusetts.
On the early morning drive into Washington, D.C., our conversation was mostly idle chit-chat. Little did we know that the circumstances of the day would lead to an amazing set of discussions, the importance of which we could never have imagined at the time. When we arrived, we were greeted by "the Judge," who had just finished his breakfast. As we entered, he smiled and gave a sigh of relief noting that we had just enough time to pack up the items, load the car, and safely get to the airport even in the midst of the heavy rainfall.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., race relations, discrimination, civil rights, mass media, academia, legal decisions, legal system
JEL Classification: K19, K39Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 4, 2009
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