Tuttle, Elbert P. - Clip 07
Tuttle, Elbert P.; Aman, Alfred C.
From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Alfred C. Aman (Tuttle clerk 70-72); the videographer, Thomas R. Bruce. This video covers Elbert Tuttle's lack of appreciation of the degree of southern resistance that would be generated by Brown v. Board of Education when he was appointed to the Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals in 1954, shortly after that decision, the nature of that resistance, and why implementing the decision through the lower federal courts proved so difficult. (Duration 19:03) The initial phase of this project was sponsored by a generous grant from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP.
Cornell Law School
Tuttle, Elbert P.; Appointment to the Fifth Circuit in 1954; Brown v. Board of Education; Response of southern states to Brown; All deliberate speed; Need to litigate school district by school district; Arguments for delay; Paucity of lawyers willing to represent Black school children; NAACP, Inc. Fund; Black lawyers in the southern states at time of Brown; Tureaud, A. P.; Clemon, Judge U.W.; Walden, A.T.; Ending segregation versus imposing integration; Briggs v. Elliott; Plessy v. Ferguson; Separate but equal; Myrdal, Gunnar; Talmadge, Gov. Herman; Unequal resources of Black schools