I was part of the Bruin Grenada Project 1966-1967 headed by Professor Lowenberg. We marched, boycotted, tutored and sang freedom songs and learned something about the importance of organizing and the solidarity of the community. Also learned how to eat grits.
My involvement with this project influenced me to become a life long defender of the oppressed.
I became a defense attorney with a practice representing primarily low income and indigent clients for most of my 52 year practice. I worked as a draft counselor with the National Lawyers Guild. Over the years I represented members of the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter movement.
I'd like to think that it has something to do with going on to influence my daughter who has become a Nationally honored Immigration Rights Attorney.
Copyright Stuart Tolchin 2020