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Oral History of Richard Roberts
Index
A True Likeness The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920 to 1936 (Roberts, Johnson and Dunn),
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A&T See North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
ABSCAM, 164, 293
affirmative action, 106, 112, 123, 138
African American students, 55, 85, 122, 123
African socialism, 88, 97–98
Ainsworth, Marilyn, 108, 116
Alaimo, Anthony, 328
apartheid, 90
Arrington, Al, 232
Attica Correctional Facility, 101, 151
Atwood, Jim, 182-83
Baeza, Della Britton, 121-22
Baisley Pond Park, 47
Bakke (case), 98, 104, 127
BALSA, 117-18, 121, 123-27 See also Black American Law Students Association
Barr,William, 294
Barry, Christopher, 227
Barry, Marion, 218-34
Civil Rights Movement, 227
trial, 228-33
Vista Hotel, 223, 228-29
Bates, Bob, 136
Belafonte, Harry, 25
Bell, Derrick, 326
Benner, Harry, 210
Berger, Vivian Olivia, 113
Berney, Arthur, 107
Black Law Students Association, 238
Bodett, Tom, 170
Boule See Epsilon Boule Education Foundation, Inc.
Bragg, Beverly, 65
Britton, Della. See Baeza, Della Britton
Bruce, Blanche, 215
Budd, Wayne, 100, 107
Butterfield, Alexander, 138
Cafritz, Peggy Cooper, 125
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Cain, Gloria Asanthia Carr, 317
Cain, Larry, 317
Campiglia, Louis, 45
Carr, Carson, 64-65
Carr, Robert Allan, 317-319
Charles Hamilton Houston Legal Preparation Institute, 177
Church of God and True Holiness Principles, 317
Cities in Schools, 105
Civil Rights Act of 1964, 18
Civil Rights Movement, 227, 234
Clarke, David (“Atiba”) (District of Columbia Law School), 116
Clinton, Bill, 168, 238, 240, 245, 252-53, 288-89
Clinton, Hillary, 270-71, 307
Cobb, Charles, 215
Concerned Black Men, 177
Conyers, Jimmy, 319-21
Cooper, A.J., 135
Cooper, Charles, 332
Cooper, Christopher “Casey”, 330
Cooper, George, 128
Cornin, Bernard, 69
Cropper, Theresa, 125
Cross Poultry Company, 318-19, 322
Cullen, Countee, 6, 34
Daddy Grace See Graca, Marcelino
Davis, Linda, 244, 313
Days, Drew, 151, 295, 325-26
Dean, John, 138
Degraffenreidt, James, 133
Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA), 211-12, 214
DiGenova, Joe, 218-19
District of Columbia
Misdemeanor Streamlining Act, 166
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 118, 179, 205, 208
District of Columbia Law School, 117
District of Columbia Superior Court, 43, 99, 108, 116, 209, 212, 215, 221-22, 238, 240, 244, 281
Dixon, Ron, 215
DOJABA See Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys
Dowd, John, 201
Doyle, Deborah Long, 215, 240
Dragon, Carmen, 45
Eli Lilly
Oraflex (Benoxaprofen), 184
Ellis, Rahama, 97
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Ervin, Sam, 138
FBI, 141-42, 145, 155, 200, 222-24, 250, 283, 310, 314-15, 323, 326, 329-31, 286, 319
Fields, Theodore Jr., 187
Flug, Jim, 139
Francis, Valera, 69-70
Franklin, Shirley, 67
Gardner, Bill, 324
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, 112-13, 186, 271, 307
Giuliani, Rudolph W. (Rudy), 189-90, 202
Gorelick, Jamie, 245
Graca, Marcelino (“Daddy Grace”), 214
Green, Joyce Hens, 210
Greensboro (North Carolina), 17, 20-23
Guinier, Lani, 326
Haji, Abdulai, 83-85
Harvard Plan, 98, 104
Hayes, Lola, 26
Hickey, Pat, 151
High School of Music and Art.
See Roberts, Richard – Personal – Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and
Performing Arts
Hodges, Norman, 81, 101
Hoffinger, Adam, 191
Holder, Eric, 39, 114-15, 118-20, 213, 217
ABSCAM, 116, 150, 239
Attorney General, 123, 238
Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 238
Holmes, Sue, 99, 108
Hoover, J. Edgar, 141-42, 331
Horowitz, Michael, 314-15
Inc. Fund, 151
Iverson, Bill, 176, 182-83
Jackson, Darrell, 221
Jackson, Greg, 215
Jarrett, H. Marshall, 217
Jeffries, June, 212-14
Johnson, Brenda, 215
Johnson, Norma Holloway, 237
Johnson, Wyneva, 215
Jones, Kayidi Bowden, 97
Jones, Willie Thomas, 315
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Jordan, Gary, 208
Jordan, Vernon, 171
Katz, Harold, 182
Katz, Robert, 182
Kelley, Clarence, 141-42
Senator Kennedy’s vote, 145
Kennedy, John
assassination, 320
Kennedy, Edward (“Ted”), 139-40, 142, 151
thoughts on selection of presidential advisors, 143
King, Martin Luther, 25
King, Susan, 312
Ku Klux Klan, 326-27
Kuhlik, Bruce, 179, 185-86
La Pierre, Bruce, 128
Lamberth, Royce, 211, 270, 306
Landers, Bill, 222
Lee, Debra, 43
Leonard, Walter, 98, 104-05
“fetish for preparation,” 99, 106, 108
Lewis, Charles, 232
Lynchburg Virgina, 20
Maasai, 94-96
Marcy, Eric, 210
Martin, Billy, 220
Mason, Ron, 70
McKay, Jim, 178
McMurren, Lionel, 30
Meese, Ed, 332
Metropolitan Opera, 23, 40
Metropolitan Police Department, 223, 232, 276, 302-03, 312
Misdemeanor Streamlining Act, 166
Mitchell Rankin, Zinora, 221
Moore, John, 119-20, 239
Motley, John, 43,
Motley, Thomas, 43, 212
Mueller, Bob, 212-15, 241, 332
Mundy, Ken, 227, 231-33
Music and Art High School See Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing
Arts
New York Times, 128, 130
Newman, Theodore (Ted), 205, 208
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Nixon, Richard, 138, 141-42
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T), 6–7, 23-25, 32
Nutri-System, 182-83
class action suit, 183, 187
trade dress infringement action, 176, 182-83
Nyerere, Julius, 82, 91
Ogletree, Charles, 124, 205, 208
Olson, Paul, 54
Oraflex See Eli Lilly
Pan American Airlines, 27, 181-82
Parker, Kellis, 111, 113
PDS. See Public Defender Service
Perry, Matthew J., 311-12
Phillips, Channing, 241
Pratt, John, 210
Pratt, Sharon, 117
Rabb, Harriet, 113, 128-30
Reagan, Ronald, 120, 218, 240, 332
Reno, Janet, 244-45
Retchin, Judy, 222, 228, 233
Revercomb, George, 210
Reynolds, William Bradford, 332
Rhimes, Shonda, 221 See also Scandal
Rinzel, Dan, 324-25
Roberts, Angeline Tynes (mother), 2, 4, 6, 20, 22, 33–34, 38
Metropolitan Opera, 23
paralegal, 29
teacher, 30
Roberts, Beverly (father), 6, 8
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T), 6
printing press, 1, 6, 7
Renaissance man, 3
Roberts, Richard – Personal
acolyte, 36
Africare, 78-79
All City High School Choir, 43-44
American Youth Performs, 44-45
athletics, 49
bicycling, 45, 50-51
track, 49-50
birth New York Hospital in Manhattan, 1
Boule See Epsilon Boule Education Foundation, Inc.
CLEO
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See Council on Legal Education Opportunity Summer Legal Institute
Columbia Law School, 70, 97-98, 102, 121, 127, 129, 149, 239
African American students, 113
Black American Law Students Association (BALSA), 117
Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 126
employment rights clinic, 128
Eric Holder, 238
semester exchange program at Princeton University, 121
Columbia South Carolina, 3, 8-9, 11–20, 35, 311
Cornell University, 63-65
Council on Legal Education Opportunity Summer Legal Institute, 98-100, 102-06, 110, 134
East Africa, 82, 87, ,97, 103
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, 30-31, 40-43, 52, 55-
57, 76
graduation dashiki, 35
Harlem, 2, 6, 15–16, 20-21, 31, 41, 129
internship with Ted Kennedy, 140-41
Jim Crow, 3, 8, 16–19, 29, 172
Kenya, 82-90, 94
Nairobi, Kenya, 82-83, 89, 92
Kenyatta, Jomo, 87-89
mathematics, 33, 53-54, 57-58, 101, 136
music, 30, 34, 40-45, 67, 76, 129
piano, 40-41, 57, 67, 76
New York State Regents Award and Scholar Incentive Award, 62
Queens New York, 2–4, 7, 20, 30, 35, 39-40, 44-47, 55, 57, 238
John Adams High School, 40
Robert H. Gardner Junior High School, 39
Saugerties, New York, 2–5
School for International Training, 81, 101
sisters, 1-2, 5, 12, 17, 20, 27, 33, 37, 40, 57, 137, 169, 219
Toni, 47
Tanzania, 82, 86-87, 90-92, 94, 97
Van Wyck Gardens, 2
Vassar College, 35, 65-73, 78-80, 84– 86, 135
computer courses, 146
Roberts, Richard – Professionsal
Assistant U.S. Attorney, 156, 166, 199, 208, 299
Principal Assistant U.S. Attorney, 238, 243
bankruptcy fraud, 235-37
Bar of the State of New York, 156
CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) Hall of Fame, 100, 106
Covington & Burling, 116, 121, 132, 167-69, 172-79, 181-88, 205, 207, 243
civil litigation, 132, 167
credit card fraud cases, 197
Criminal litigation, 188
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Department of Justice
Criminal Section, 151-54, 159, 166
Chief, 246-47, 251
General Attorney, 154-56, 173, 296
honors program, 152-53, 295
papering, 157-58, 160-64, 299, 302-03
Trial Attorney, 154-56, 296
discovery, 130, 162-64, 176, 178, 277, 299-300, 304-05, 313
drug arrests, 158-59
Educational Testing Service computer programmer, 146
Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop, 205, 208
narcotics cases, 190, 196
New York Bar, 154
police misconduct, 296, 301, 306, 316
prosecutorial discretion, 198, 225, 302
Public Defender Service, 149-51, 154, 163, 205, 294, 304, 312
public service, 134, 149-50, 173, 239
slavery, 152, 296, 306, 317, 323
Steptoe and Johnson, 132-33, 149
civil litigation matters, 132
U.S. Attorney’s Office, 156-58, 166, 188-90, 195, 199, 202, 208-09, 212, 216, 234
Barry, Marion, 222-233
Economic Crimes Section, 234
General Crimes Unit, 190-91, 195, 197, 199, 209-11, 217, 221
Misdemeanor Trial Section, 156-57, 162, 166, 216, 297, 301, 305
Principal Assistant, 238-39, 241, 243
Public Corruption Section, 221, 274
Southern District of New York, 188-90, 199, 209, 212, 316
Special Assistant, 156, 166, 199, 299
white collar fraud cases, 200-01, 209-10, 234, 274, 289, 291, 316, 325, 327
Roberts, Richard (paternal grandfather), 8-9, 12
photography, 9-11
Roberts, Toni (sister), 47
Roberts, Vonya McCann (wife), 255, 257–59
Roberts, Wilhelmina (paternal grandmother), 8, 12, 14-16, 19, 21-22
Rosenstein, Rod, 241
Roundtree, Dovey, 234
Royals, Clyde Wayne, 327-28
Rubin, Howard, 128, 130
Samuels, Carol, 55
Scandal (television show), 221
Schafer, Jack, 178
Schneider, Pauline, 253
segregation and desegregation, 16, 18, 120, 312
See also Richard Roberts – Personal – Jim Crow
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Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, 210
Shaw, Nina, 122-23
Shaw, Ted (“Teddy”), 97, 118, 122, 124-25
Shorter, Dorie, 147
Slomowitz, Louis, 201-02
Smith, Judy, 221
Smith, William French, 332
Smoak, Olga, 68
Sobin, Dennis, 235
South Carolina State University, 10
Stephens, Jay, 208, 217-21, 234
Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 43, 99, 108, 116, 157, 209, 212-16, 221-22, 238, 240, 244,
281-82, 300, 313, 317-18, 331
Susman, Tommy, 139
Tabak, Michael, 199-200
Tapp, Barry, 215
Temple, Donald, 177
Thomas, Jack, 215
Thompson, Phyllis, 179
Toward an Understanding of Bakke (Cooper, Rabb, and Rubin), 128
Trump, Donald, 294, 330
Tynes, Joseph Walter (maternal grandfather), 22
Tynes, Jr., Morris H. (maternal uncle), 24
Tynes, Margaret (maternal aunt), 25
United Airlines, 181-82
United Church of Holiness for All People. See United House of Prayer For All People.
United House of Prayer For All People, 215
United States Supreme Court, 18, 98, 104, 127, 259, 267-71, 285, 303-07, 321, 331
United States v. Wilson (case), 306, 310
University of South Carolina, 13
Vassar College
African studies program, 81
black studies curriculum, 81, 92
euro-centric, 70-72
Vista Hotel, 223, 228-29
sting, 223
Ward, Hiram, 321
Warren, Dennis, 322
Warren, Richard, 322
Washington Post, 184
Washington, Eric, 121
Washington, Paula, 57
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Watergate, 138, 141
White, Brenda Baldwin, 215
Whitlow, James, 120
FAA, 239
Williamson, Tom, 167-68, 177, 311
Winfield, Sue Holmes, 99, 108
Yette, Fred, 215
Yette, Sam, 215-16