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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Leander Shaw.

Author: Leander Shaw; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Judge Leander Shaw, Jr. was born on September 6, 1930, in Salem, Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia State College in 1952 and entered the Army, serving in the Korean War as an artillery officer. Shaw experienced blatant racism in the military and upon re-entering civilian life, he returned to school and earned his J.D. degree from Howard University in 1957. Shaw taught at Florida A&M University's Law School  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Oral histories
Named Person: Leander Shaw
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leander Shaw; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518564
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Tallahassee, Florida
2002 April 19.
Description: 1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 59 min., 54 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Leander Shaw
The Honorable Leander Shaw

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Judge Leander Shaw, Jr. was born on September 6, 1930, in Salem, Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia State College in 1952 and entered the Army, serving in the Korean War as an artillery officer. Shaw experienced blatant racism in the military and upon re-entering civilian life, he returned to school and earned his J.D. degree from Howard University in 1957. Shaw taught at Florida A&M University's Law School before entering private practice. He also worked as both an assistant public defender and an assistant state's attorney in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1979, Shaw was appointed to the bench and presided over Florida's First District Court of Appeals. Four years later, Shaw received appointment as a justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, where he served as chief justice from 1990 to 1992. Shaw passed away on December 25, 2015, at age 85.

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