Monday, January 19, 2009

Civil Rights Lawyer William Kunstler Liked to Shake Up Mississippi

Attorney Kunstler, Wickipedia

Daughters of the late civil rights attorney, William Kunstler, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, have recently completed a documentary about their father entitled William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe which will have its world premiere screening as part of the Documentary Competition of the upcoming 2009 Sundance Film Festival in January.

Mississippi's Sovereignty Commission had great interest in Kunstler, who fought for civil righs with Dr. King., and judging by the hundreds of files still available to peruse, the civil rights lawyer loved stirring it up Mississippi. Here are several:

Kunstler name makes it on Senator Eastland's "index of names"

Kunstler helped Fannie Lou Hamer open voting rights in Sunflower County

Lawyer for Freedom Democrats -- editorial written by the Sovereignty Commission for the Jackson Daily News

A Kunstler "spotting" by Sovereignty Commission spy Tom Scarbrough is reported to the Jackson office

Kunstler defends a Freedom Rider in Biloxi

Sending a "Peace Corps of lawyers" into Mississippi

Warning to the governor -- "Expect Anything" -- People's Coalition For Peace and Justice Coming to Jackson

Report Biased Judge Harold Cox in Kunstler case before Federal Court

Transcript -- State of Mississippi vs. Henry J. Thomas

Be sure to check all versions of Kunstler's name -- i.e. "Kuntsler" in the files

"Kuntsler" and the RNA

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