Title: Papers, 1936-1948 Description: 6 linear ft.
Notes: Afro-American lawyer, educator, and faculty member of the Howard University School of Law. Personal and family papers, correspondence, writings, case files, correspondence and press releases from the national headquarters and District of Columbia Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and clippings, relating chiefly to Ransom's legal career and his involvement in civil rights cases concerning such issues as discrimination in teachers' salaries, public transportation, jury exclusion, and race riots. Includes materials concerning Ransom's tenure at the Howard University School of Law and his activities as founder of the Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital. Gift of Mary Ransom Hunter, 1988.
Subjects: Afro-American college teachers -- Washington (DC). lcsh Afro-American lawyers -- Washington (DC). lcsh Afro-American teachers -- Salaries, etc. Afro-Americans -- Civil rights. Afro-Americans -- Education. Afro-Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. Case files. aat Legal documents. lcsh Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital. Discrimination in employment -- United States. Howard University. School of Law -- Faculty. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. District of Columbia Branch. Segregation in education -- United States. Segregation in transportation -- United States. United States -- Race relations.
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NUCMC #: DCLV96-A842
Staff, MSRC, "RANSOM, Leon" (2015). Manuscript Division. 163.