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Adam Stein was born on September 3, 1937 in New York and was raised in Washington, D.C. He attended NYU for college, studied law at George Washington Law School, and served in the U.S. Army for 3 years. He discusses moving to Charlotte, where he practiced civil rights law with Julius Chambers. In this interview he reflects on desegregation efforts, Title VII litigation, his time working with the Legal Defense Fund, his involvement with the school desegregation cases [see Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bd. of Ed., 300 F.Supp. 1358 (W.D.N.C. 1969)] case, his role in representing Ben Chavis, and his work on death penalty cases, such as Woodson v. North Carolina, 428 U.S. 280 (1976).

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