Anthony G. Amsterdam

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On cross-examination, the state's attorney was dumb enough to ask him: 'Mr. Elie, is it not true that the condition of Negroes in the State of Louisiana has improved during the past five years?' Lolis said, Yes, but… ' And then went on to give a two-hour answer that was easily the finest, most fiery civil-rights speech I have ever heard – in court, in church, or anywhere else.feedback
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Apr 05 2017
Anthony G. Amsterdam has most recently been quoted in an article called Lolis Elie, Lawyer Who Helped Desegregate New Orleans, Dies at 87 - The New York Times. Anthony G. Amsterdam said, “On cross-examination, the state's attorney was dumb enough to ask him: 'Mr. Elie, is it not true that the condition of Negroes in the State of Louisiana has improved during the past five years?' Lolis said, Yes, but… ' And then went on to give a two-hour answer that was easily the finest, most fiery civil-rights speech I have ever heard – in court, in church, or anywhere else.”.
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