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Memories of H. T. Lockard

Memories of H. T. Lockard Southern Voices W I T H E L I ZA B E T H G R I T T E R H. T. Lockard practiced law and became active in the Memphis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He assumed its presidency in 1955 and remained in that position until 1958, heading the NAACP's legal committee and contributing to national efforts. Local Civil Rights activist Vasco Smith remembers when Lockard began working for the Memphis branch: "For a while, Lockard was pretty much the whole show." H. T. Lockard, 2000, standing by a picture of the lawyers defending the Sit-in demonstrators, photographed by Elizabeth Gritter. Born on June 24, 1920, Hosea T. "H. T." Lockard attended LeMoyne College in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1940 to 1942. In 1942, Lockard put his education on hold to serve in the Army Medical Corps in World War II, which included three and a half years in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. Following his discharge from the Army in 1945, Lockard studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and finished his bachelor's degree at LeMoyne in 1947. In June 1950, he graduated from Lincoln University Law School in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Memories of H. T. Lockard

Southern Cultures , Volume 14 (3) – Aug 19, 2008

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Southern Voices W I T H E L I ZA B E T H G R I T T E R H. T. Lockard practiced law and became active in the Memphis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He assumed its presidency in 1955 and remained in that position until 1958, heading the NAACP's legal committee and contributing to national efforts. Local Civil Rights activist Vasco Smith remembers when Lockard began working for the Memphis branch: "For a while, Lockard was pretty much the whole show." H. T. Lockard, 2000, standing by a picture of the lawyers defending the Sit-in demonstrators, photographed by Elizabeth Gritter. Born on June 24, 1920, Hosea T. "H. T." Lockard attended LeMoyne College in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1940 to 1942. In 1942, Lockard put his education on hold to serve in the Army Medical Corps in World War II, which included three and a half years in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. Following his discharge from the Army in 1945, Lockard studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and finished his bachelor's degree at LeMoyne in 1947. In June 1950, he graduated from Lincoln University Law School in

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Published: Aug 19, 2008

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