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Civil Rights Leader J.L. Chestnut

Chestnut earned his law degree at Washington D.C.'s Howard University, but soon returned to his hometown of Selma, Alabama, where he opened a law office -- before legal protections like the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were passed. His new memoir is called Black in Selma.

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Other segments from the episode on August 9, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 9, 1990: Interview with J.L. Chestnut; Review of soundtrack albums for the films "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane," "Dick Tracy," and "Days of Thunder"; Interview…

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