Oral History of the Hon. Richard Roberts

Index

 

A True Likeness The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920 to 1936 (Roberts, Johnson and Dunn), 13

ABSCAM, 116, 151, 272

affirmative action, 98-99, 104, 114, 127

African American students, 79-80, 113-14

African socialism, 82, 90-91

Ainsworth, Marilyn, 100, 107

Alaimo, Anthony, 197

apartheid, 90

Arrington, Al, 265

Attica Correctional Facility, 101, 151

Atwood, Jim, 215

 

Baeza, Della Britton, 121-22

Baisley Pond Park, 47

Bakke (case), 98, 104, 127

BALSA See Black American Law Students Association

Barr, William, 150

Barry, Christopher, 260

Barry, Marion, 251-66

Civil Rights Movement, 260

trial, 258-265

Vista Hotel, 256, 261-62

Bates, Bob, 136

Belafonte, Harry, 25

Bell, Derrick, 195

Benner, Harry, 243

Berger, Vivian Olivia, 113

Berney, Arthur, 107

Black American Law Students Association (BALSA), 117-18, 121, 123-26

Bodett, Tom, 204

Boulé See Epsilon Boulé Education Foundation, Inc.

Bragg, Beverly, 64

Britt, Earl, 193

Britton, Della. See Baeza, Della Britton

Bruce, Blanche, 215

Budd, Wayne, 100, 107

Butterfield, Alexander, 138

 

Cafritz, Peggy Cooper, 125

Cain, Gloria Asanthia Carr, 186

Cain, Larry, 186

Campiglia, Louis, 45

Carr, Carson, 64-65

Carr, Robert Allan, 186-89

Charles Hamilton Houston Legal Preparation Institute, 210

Church of God and True Holiness Principles, 186

Cities in Schools, 105

Civil Rights Act of 1964, 18

Civil Rights Movement, 260, 267

Clarke, David A. (University of the District of Columbia Law School), 116-17

Clarke, David C. (“Atiba”), 116-17

Clarke, Fitz, 198-99

CLEO See Council on Legal Education Opportunity Summer Legal Institute

Clinton, Hillary, 303-04

Clinton, William (Bill), 201, 271, 273, 275, 278, 285-86, 289, 298

Cobb, Charles, 248

Columbia South Carolina, 3, 8-13, 15, 18-19, 35, 180

Concerned Black Men, 210

Conyers, Jimmy, 188-90

Cooper, A.J., 124-25

Cooper, Charles, 202

Cooper, Christopher (Casey), 125

Cooper, George, 128

Cornin, Bernard, 69

Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), 98, 100-06, 110, 134

Covington and Burling, 116, 121, 132, 200-02, 205-21, 238, 240, 276

Cropper, Theresa, 125

Cross Poultry Company, 187-93

Cullen, Countee, 6, 34

 

Daddy Grace See Graca, Marcelino

Davis, Linda, 182, 277

Days, Drew, 151-52, 194

Dean, John, 138

DeGraffenreidt, James, 133

Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA), 245, 250

diGenova, Joe, 251-52

District of Columbia Misdemeanor Streamlining Act, 166

District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 118, 213, 238, 241

District of Columbia Law School, 117

Dixon, Ron, 248

DOJABA See Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys

Dowd, John, 234

Doyle, Debra Long, 248, 273

Dragon, Carmen, 45

 

Eli Lilly

Oraflex (Benoxaprofen), 217, 219

Ellis, Rehema, 97

Ervin, Sam, 138

 

Fair Employment Litigation (Cooper, Rabb, and Rubin), 128

Farmer, Mychelle, 133

FBI, 141-42, 145, 155-56, 179, 183-85, 192, 195, 198-99, 233, 236, 255-57, 283, 316

Fields, Rhonda, 254, 267

Fields, Theodore Jr., 173-74

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, 30, 33, 35, 40-42, 50- 53, 58, 75-78

 

Flynt, Larry, 174

Flug, Jim, 139

Francis, Valera, 69-70

Franklin, Joseph Paul, 172-75

Franklin, Shirley, 67

 

Gardner, Bill, 193

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, 112-13, 219, 304

Giuliani, Rudolph W. (Rudy), 222-25

Gorelick, Jamie, 278

Graca, Marcelino (“Daddy Grace”), 247

Green, Joyce Hens, 243

Greensboro, North Carolina, 6, 17, 20-23

Guinier, Lani, 195

 

Haji, Abdillahi, 82-86

Harvard Plan, 98, 104

Hayes, Lola, 26

Hickey, Pat, 151

High School of Music and Art. See Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Hodges, Norman, 81, 101

Hoffinger, Adam, 224

Holder, Eric, 39, 114-15, 118-19, 120, 123, 150, 245-46, 250, 271-72

ABSCAM, 116, 151, 272

Attorney General, 123

Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 116

U.S. Attorney, 273-77

Holmes, Sue. See Winfield, Sue Holmes

Hoover, J. Edgar, 141-42, 200

Horowitz, Michael, 183-84

 

Inc Fund, 151

Iverson, Bill, 209, 215-16

 

Jackson, Darryl, 254

Jackson, Greg, 248

Jackson, Thomas Penfield, 329

Jarrett, H. Marshall, 250

Jeffries, June, 245-47

Jenkins, Bruce, 173

Johnson, Brenda, 248

Johnson, Norma Holloway, 270, 293

Johnson, Wyneva, 248

Jones, Kaidi Bowden, 97

Jones, Willie Thomas, 184

Jordan, Gary, 241

Jordan, Vernon, 174

 

Katz, Harold, 215. See also Nutri-System

Katz, Robert, 215. See also Nutri-System

Kelley, Clarence, 141-42, 144

Kennedy, Edward (Ted), 136-40, 142

thoughts on selection of presidential advisors, 143

Kenya, 82-90, 94, 98-100, 101, 327

Kenyatta, Jomo, 87-88, 90

King, Martin Luther, 25, 199-200, 317

King, Susan, 181

Ku Klux Klan, 172, 195-96

 

La Pierre, Bruce, 128-30

Lamberth, Royce, 244, 303

Landers, Bill, 255

Lee, Debra, 43

Leonard, Walter, 98-99, 104

“fetish for preparation,” 99, 106-08

Lewis, Charles, 265

Lynchburg Virginia, 20

 

Maasai, 94-97

Marcy, Eric, 243

Martin, Billy, 253

Martin, David, 173

Mason, Ron, 70

McCann, Vonya (wife), 237-39, 240-41

McKay, Jim, 212

McMurren, Lionel, 30

Meese, Ed, 202

Metropolitan Opera, 23, 40. See also Roberts, Angeline Tynes

Metropolitan Police Department, 168-69, 256, 265, 309

Misdemeanor Streamlining Act, 166

Mitchell Rankin, Zinora, 254

Moore, John, 119-20, 150, 272

Motley, John, 43-44

Motley, Thomas, 43, 245

Mueller, Bob, 245-47, 274, 329

Mundy, Ken, 260, 264-66

Music and Art High School

See Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts

 

New York Times, 128-30

Newman, Theodore (Ted), 238, 241

Nixon, Richard, 138, 141-42

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T), 6, 23-25, 32

Nutri-System, 215-16, 220

class action suit, 216

trade dress infringement action, 209

Nyerere, Julius, 82, 91

 

Ogletree, Charles, 124, 238

Olson, Paul, 54

Oraflex See Eli Lilly

 

Pan American Airlines, 27, 214-15

Parker, Kellis, 111-13

PDS See Public Defender Service

Perry, Matthew J., 180

Phillips, Channing, 274

Pratt, John, 243

Pratt, Sharon, 117

Public Defender Service (PDS), 149-51, 154, 163, 169-70, 181, 238

 

Queens, New York, 2-4, 7, 20, 30, 35, 39-40, 44, 46-47, 55-57, 61, 64, 67, 131, 271

 

Rabb, Harriet, 113, 128-30

Reagan, Ronald, 120, 172, 202-03, 251, 273

Reno, Janet, 277

Retchin, Judy, 255, 261, 266

Revercomb, George, 243

Reynolds, William Bradford, 202

Rhimes, Shonda, 254. See also Scandal

Rinzel, Dan, 193-94

Roberts, Angeline Tynes (mother), 2, 4, 19-23, 293, 30, 35

opera and the Metropolitan Opera, 23, 26, 40

paralegal at Greenbaum, Wolf and Ernst, 29

teacher, 29, 32-33

Roberts, Beverly (father), 6, 9

printing press, 1, 6, 8

Renaissance man, 3, 7

teacher, 6, 23

Roberts, Richard (paternal grandfather), 12-14

photographic studio, 8-11

See also A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920 to 1936

Roberts, Richard W. (personal)

acolyte, 36

Africare, 78-79

All City High School Choir, 43-44 American Youth Performs, 44-45

athletics

cyclist, 45-48

track, 49-50

birth New York Hospital in Manhattan, 1

Black Law Students Association, 120, 123, 125-29

Boulé See Epsilon Boulé Education Foundation, Inc.

Columbia Law School, 70, 97-98, 102, 115-18, 121, 127, 129, 133, 149-50, 167, 238-39

African American students, 113-14

Black Law Students Association, 117-18, 121, 123-26

corporate law firm interest, 134, 149

employment rights clinic, 128

Human Rights Law Review, 126

Cornell University, 63-65, 72

Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), 98, 100-06, 110, 134

East Africa, 82-83, 87, 97, 103

Experiment in International Living (World Learning), 81-82

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, 30, 33, 35,                              40-42, 50-53, 58, 75-78

Harlem, 2, 6, 15-16, 20-21, 31, 41, 129

internship with Ted Kennedy, 136-40, 142-43

Jim Crow, 3, 8, 16-19, 29, 184, 206

John Adams High School, 40-41, 45, 52, 77

mathematics, 33, 53-54, 57-58, 136

music, 25, 40, 52, 76, 111, 129, 131

Nairobi, Kenya, 82-89, 92-93

New York State Regents Award and Scholar Incentive Award, 62-63, 65

piano, 40-41, 57, 67, 76

Princeton University semester exchange program, 121, 135-36

computer programmer at Educational Testing Service, 145-46, 148

Robert H. Goddard Junior High School, 39

Saugerties, New York, 2-5

School for International Training, 81, 101.

                        See also Experiment in International Living

sisters, 1-2, 5, 17, 20, 27, 33, 37, 48, 139, 206, 255

sports and recreation, 50

Tanzania, 82-83, 86-87, 90-92, 94, 97

Van Wyck Gardens, 2

Vassar College, 35, 63, 65-73, 78-82, 92, 135

computer courses, 146-48

wife, 236-41

Roberts, Richard W. (professional)

Assistant U.S. Attorney, 159, 170, 175, 235-36

bankruptcy fraud, 271-73

Bar of the State of New York, 156

civil litigation matters, 134, 203, 209, 212, 216

CLEO Hall of Fame, 102, 108

Covington and Burling, 118, 123, 134, 203-04, 208-10, 212, 214-17, 219-24, 241, 243,                             279

credit card fraud cases, 233

criminal litigation, 224

Department of Justice

Criminal Section, 155-157, 159, 163, 170-71, 174, 184, 188, 198, 204

Section Chief, 188, 196

General Attorney, 158-59, 210

honors program, 156

Trial Attorney, 158-59

discovery, 132, 140, 166-68, 172-73, 213, 215, 313

drug arrests, 162-63

Educational Testing Service computer programmer, 145-46, 148

Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop, 241, 244

law clerks, 320-21, 329

narcotics cases, 226, 231-32, 261

New York Bar See Bar of the State of New York

papering, 160-61, 164-67

police misconduct cases, 170, 174, 188

prosecutorial discretion, 170, 173, 234, 261

Public Defender Service (PDS), 149-51, 154, 163, 169-70, 181, 238

public service interest, 136, 152-53, 210, 275

slavery, 152, 175, 186, 192

Steptoe and Johnson, 134-36, 152

U.S. Attorney’s Offices, 159-60, 170, 175, 188, 224-26, 231, 235, 244-45, 248, 252

Economic Crimes Section, 270

General Crimes Unit, 226-27

Misdemeanor Trial Section, 160, 165, 170, 174, 252

Principal Assistant, 274-75, 277

Public Corruption Section, 257

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 159, 170, 235

white collar cases, 188, 236-37, 245-46, 270, 310, 325, 327

Roberts, Wilhelmina Pearl Williams (paternal grandmother), 15

Rosenstein, Rod, 277

Roundtree, Dovey, 270

Royals, Clyde Wayne, 199-202

Rubin, Howard, 132

 

Samber, Billy, 46

Samuels, Carol, 55

Scandal (television show), 254

Schafer, Jack, 212

segregation and desegregation, 16-18, 40, 120, 184

See also Richard W. Roberts (personal), Jim Crow

Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, 243

Shaw, Nina, 124-25

Shaw, Ted (Teddy), 99, 120, 124, 126, 128

Shorter, Dorie, 138

Slomowitz, Louis, 238

Smith, Judy, 257

Smith, William French, 177, 205

Smoak, Olga, 68-69

Snarr, Steve, 175-77

Sobin, Dennis, 271-72

South Carolina State University, 11

Stephens, Jay, 244, 253-57, 270

Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 43, 101, 110, 118, 160, 185, 245, 248-52, 257-58,      274, 276, 280, 317-18, 331

Supreme Court of the United States, 18, 100, 106, 129, 303-07, 321, 331

Susman, Tommy, 141

 

Tabak, Michael, 232

Tanzania, 83-84, 88, 92-94, 96, 98

Tapp, Barry, 251

Temple, Donald, 213-14

Thomas, Jack, 251

Thompson, Phyllis, 213

Trump, Donald, 153, 202

Tynes, Joseph Walter (maternal grandfather), 22, 24

Tynes, Jr., Morris H. (maternal uncle), 24

Tynes, Margaret (maternal aunt), 25-26

 

United Airlines, 214-15

United States v. Wilson (case), 175-80

University of South Carolina, 13

 

Vassar College, 35, 63, 65-73, 78-82, 92, 135

computer courses, 146-48

black studies curriculum, 71, 75, 83, 93, 103, 138

euro-centric curriculum, 71-73

Vista Hotel, 256, 261-62,

sting, 259-61

See also Barry, Marion

 

Ward, Hiram, 193

Warren, Dennis, 194

Washington Post, 220

Washington, Eric, 120, 123

Washington, Paula, 57-58

Watergate, 140-43

White, Brenda Baldwin, 251

Whitlow, James, 122, 130, 275

Williamson, Tom, 203-04, 214

Wilson (case) See United States v. Wilson

Winfield, Sue Holmes, 99, 108

 

Yette, Fred, 248

Yette, Sam, 248, 249