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Amy Lammers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002762
This collection consists of one certificate issued to George Crockett, Jr. by the Supreme Court of the United Sates.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1942

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (1OS)

Abstract

This collection consists of a certificate issued to Lawyer and Congressman, George Crockett Jr, on May 11, 1942. George Crockett, Jr. was born August 10, 1909, in Jacksonville, Fl. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (1931) and the University of Michigan Law School (1934). Between degrees, he joined the Marine Cooks and Steward's Union (1931) and waited on tables aboard ships on trips between the U.S. and South America. He practiced law for a short period in Florida and West Virginia before becoming a lawyer with the U.S. Dept. of Labor (1939-1943) and a hearings examiner with the Fair Employment Practices Commission (1943). At this time, he was a member of the Government Employees Union (CIO). Thereafter, he worked with the UAW as a consultant on minorities (1944), director of its Fair Employment Practices Committee (1945), and then as an administrative assistant within its secretary treasurer's office (1946). During this period he also wrote a weekly column for the Michigan Chronicle (1944-1946) and was a member of the National C.I.O. Anti-Discrimination Commission (1944-1945).

Crockett established a private practice and became one of five lawyers who represented the leadership of the Communists Party and had been charged with violating the Smith Act (1949-1950); he spent four months in jail for contempt in connection with this case. Thereafter, he became a founding partner of Goodman, Crockett, Eden and Robb, the first known interracial law partnership in the U.S. (1950-1966). Following an unsuccessful bid for Detroit city council (1965), he was elected as a judge of the Detroit Recorders Court (1966-1978). After a short stint as the acting city corporation counsel for Detroit, Crockett then served five terms as a congressman (1980-1991) representing Michigan's 13th congressional district comprising a portion of Detroit. He died in 1997 at the age of 88.

History

Amy Lammers joined the Office of Wayne State University’s General Counsel in 2009. She received her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude, and her law degree, from WSU. Ms. Lammers represents the University in a wide variety of litigation and administrative matters.

Before joining the OGC, Ms. Lammers served as Acting Director and Equal Opportunity Specialist in the Office for Equal Opportunity for two years. While in private practice, Ms. Lammers specialized in civil rights, employment and labor law, representing individuals in police misconduct, discrimination and harassment cases. She also has experience representing employers in employment litigation, and has represented management in grievance arbitration proceedings, state and federal court.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library in May of 2017 by Amy Lammers.

Related Materials

George Crockett Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Elizabeth Nicholson on July 18, 2018.
Title
Guide to the Amy Lammers Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Elizabeth Nicholson.
Date
2018-09-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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