Julius Chambers – Charlotte hero takes his place on the city’s Trail of History

Julius Chambers was a prominent lawyer during the Civil Rights era. He won numerous landmark civil rights cases, by winning major U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as 1971’s Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which led to federally mandated busing for school desegregation and Griggs v. Duke Power Co. Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education which temporarily integrated local schools and planted the seeds of desegregation throughout the country. 

Although he may be the newest addition to The Trail of History…  Along the Trail of History you will discover the men and women, of different periods, who contributed to the making of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County into the greatest area in America. From Catawba King Haigler, to Thaddeus Lincoln Tate, an African American philanthropist of the early 20th century, to Dr. Annie Alexander, North Carolina’s first female physician, the Trail of History brings Charlotte’s deep and rich history to life.

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