Tuesday, October 7, 2008

J.L. Chestnut Jr. dies at 77; lawyer fought for civil rights

J.L. Chestnut Jr., the first black lawyer in Selma, Ala., and an attorney for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the city's landmark protest marches of the early 1960s, died Sept. 30 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. He was 77.

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