Oral History Interview with Bobby Caldwell, June 29, 2016

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Bobby Caldwell was born in Dallas in 1934. He grew up in different areas of Dallas, and faced barriers with discrimination and health issues as he had polio at age 3. He moved to Houston to attend Texas Southern University, and in 1957, he earned his law degree. He began practicing law in the 1960s, and quickly became involved in defending student activists, beginning with SNCC. Mr. Caldwell also became involved in pressing HISD to include African American studies in their curriculum, a movement led by the NAACP. In the late 1960s and into the 1970s, he began defending more ... continued below

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2 video recordings (1 hr., 36 min., 42 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Caldwell, Bobby; Enriquez, Sandra & Rodriguez, Samantha June 29, 2016.

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Bobby Caldwell was born in Dallas in 1934. He grew up in different areas of Dallas, and faced barriers with discrimination and health issues as he had polio at age 3. He moved to Houston to attend Texas Southern University, and in 1957, he earned his law degree. He began practicing law in the 1960s, and quickly became involved in defending student activists, beginning with SNCC. Mr. Caldwell also became involved in pressing HISD to include African American studies in their curriculum, a movement led by the NAACP. In the late 1960s and into the 1970s, he began defending more militant activists including the members of the Peoples Party II, the TSU Five, and other student movements across the country. In 2014, Caldwell received a Lifetime Award from the Black Panthers for his commitment to defend Houston's African American community.

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Civil Rights in Black and Brown

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  • June 29, 2016

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Caldwell, Bobby; Enriquez, Sandra & Rodriguez, Samantha. Oral History Interview with Bobby Caldwell, June 29, 2016, video, June 29, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987481/: accessed July 9, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.