Subseries 16.2
Legal Department office files, 1960-2002
Boxes 790 - 794

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of the office files of SCLC's Legal Counsel from 1960-2002, including correspondence and office files. Correspondence is composed primarily of letters to and from the primary lawyers for SCLC, Chauncey Eskridge (1960s-1970s) and Roxanne Gregory (1990s-2000s). Many of the letters deal with matters that are not strictly legal in nature, as both Eskridge and Gregory were involved in a number of activities unrelated to their positions as SCLC legal counsel. Much of Eskridge's correspondence is with members of SCLC, though some deals with matters pertaining to his law firm, McCoy, Ming, and Black. There is a significant lack of materials from the 1980s, most likely due to Eskridge's death and Gregory not coming to work for SCLC until the mid-1990s. For records relating to Chauncey Eskridge's work as Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Foundation, see Series 15.

Office files consist of administrative records and subject files compiled from 1960-2002 relating to a variety of topics and operations. Subject files range from organizations such as the Center for Children and Education, an organization that Roxanne Gregory was heavily involved with, to records pertaining to estates that were distributing money to SCLC. The subseries also contains SCLC legal reports, materials about SCLC's National Conventions in the 1990s, and a comprehensive look at the SCLC Gun Buyback Program, in which SCLC (notably Randel Osburn and Roxanne Gregory) partnered with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to hold gun buyback events that would remove dangerous weapons from crime afflicted areas. For additional records of the Gun Buyback Program, see Subseries 10.9: Stop the Killing, End the Violence records.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type, then in chronological or alphabetical order.

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
790 1 1960-1962
790 2 1963-1964
790 3 1965
790 4 1966
790 5 1967
790 6 1968
790 7 1969
790 8 1970-1971
790 9 1972
790 10 1973-1974
790 11 1975
790 12 1976
790 13 1977
790 14 1978
790 15 1979
790 16 1980-1982
790 17 1993-1994
790 18 1995-1996
790 19 1997-1998
790 20 1999
791 1 2000-2002
Office files
791 2 Center for Children and Education, administrative records 2000-2001
791 3 Center for Children and Education, correspondence, 2000-2001
791 4 Center for Children and Education, notes, 2000-2001
791 5 Center for Children and Education, reports, 2000-2002
791 6 Church fires, 1997-2000
791 7 Community Research Network Conference, 2000
791 8 Danville (Virginia) Movement, 1964-1965
791 9 Dedication of the National Voting Rights Monument, Selma, Alabama, 2000
791 10 Estate of Stella M. Givens, 1997
791 11 Estate of Malissia Holman, 1972-1974
791 12 Estate of Claire Walters Kennedy, 1998
791 13 Estate of Petty D. McKinney, 2000
791 14 Estate of Ella Smith, 1998-1999
791 15 Estate of Willard Uphaus, 1998
791 16 Estate of Stanley R. Vidinghoff, 1999
791 17 Georgia Urban-Rural Summit, 1997
791 18 Kunstler, Kunstler and Kinoy, Attorneys at Law, 1963-1964
791 19 Legal report, 1994
791 20 Legal report, 1995
791 21 Legal report, 1996
791 22 Legal report, 1997
792 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. copyright, correspondence, 1967-1974
792 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. copyright, legal records, circa 1960s
792 3 McCoy, Ming & Leighton, 1960-1972
792 4 National Convention, 38th annual, 1995
792 5 National Convention, 42nd annual, 2000
792 6 National Convention, 43rd annual, 2001
792 7 National Institute for Community Empowerment, administrative records, 1998-2001 [1 of 2]
792 8 National Institute for Community Empowerment, administrative records, 1998-2001 [2 of 2]
792 9 National Institute for Community Empowerment, correspondence, 1999-2000
792 10 National Institute for Community Empowerment, notes, 1999-2000
792 11 North Carolina churches, 1998-2001
792 12 Odd Fellows Building, lease, 2000
792 13 Racial profiling, 2000-2001
793 1 Ray, James Earl, retrial, 1997-1999
793 2 SCLC Emergency Summit Meeting, February 1996
793 3 SCLC Gun Buyback Program, administrative records
793 4 SCLC Gun Buyback Program, correspondence, 1997-2002
793 5 SCLC Gun Buyback Program, event reports, 1994-2000
793 6 SCLC Gun Buyback Program, financial records, 2000-2001
793 7 SCLC Gun Buyback Program, notes
793 8 SCLC Gun Buyback Program, training video materials, 2000-2001
793 9 SCLC Institute on Social Change, 1971
793 10 SCLC Magazine, 1996-2000
794 1 South Carolina boycott, 1999
794 2 Staff meeting notes, 2000
794 3 Tyson, Brady, 1996-1997
794 4 Wreath laying ceremony, assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 31st anniversary, 1999
794 5 Young Women's Christian Association, 1972
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