Interview with Jerris Leonard
QUESTION 5
LOUIS MASSIAH:

And what about in the North? In the northern cities, what was most of the work there?

JERRIS LEONARD:

Well, I think you have to understand that in 1969, ah, we really weren't facing, at least in the sch- in the area of school desegregation, we weren't facing ah, ah, the, the problems in, in, in the schools, in the northern, northern schools were just beginning to, to foment, if you please. We weren't very reactive, proactive, rather, at that point in time. Frankly, with the resources we had, we had our hands full with the southern schools, but, understand, we were bringing employment cases, housing discrimination cases, in the, in the, in the northern areas at that period of time, we were very vigorous in the employment and housing area in northern states.