Donald Murray interview
Donald Gaines Murray (1914-1986) was an attorney and the first Black individual admitted to the University of Maryland School of Law after winning a landmark civil rights case, Murray v. Pearson, in 1936. After his application was rejected on account of his race, Murray and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sued the University. Murray was represented in court by Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall. In this oral history interview, Murray recalls his fight to enter the University of Maryland Law School as well as other education legal cases such as Esther McCready's attempt to enroll in the University of Maryland Nursing School. Murray also discusses the leadership skills of freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson and the selection of Baltimore, Maryland as a target city by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).