Alexander Pierre Tureaud Papers, 1909-1972

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From the Collections of the Amistad Research Center

Alexander Pierre Tureaud (1899-1972) was a prominent African- American attorney who worked with the NAACP for 44 years. As legal advisor to the Louisiana NAACP on civil rights issues, Tureaud handled many important cases concerning transportation, public accommodations, teacher salary equalization, and school desegregation.

This collection spans the years 1909-1972 and consists mostly of Tureaud's correspondence, records of civil rights cases, and nonfinancial records. Among Tureaud's principal correspondents were Thurgood Marshall, Louis Israel, Daniel E. Byrd, Joseph E. Glapion, and John H. Clouser.

The bulk of the collection consists of materials from the 1940s and 1950s covering Tureaud's involvement with the NAACP and his civil rights efforts. Also included are financial records, organizational constitutions and by-laws, bulletins and news releases, pamphlets, clippings, and other material.

Papers are largely chronological and are broken down into the following series: NAACP; Louisiana civil rights; civil rights cases in other states; noncivil rights cases and miscellaneous material; politics; Louisiana Educational Association; Knights of Peter Claver; other insurance companies; collected historical material; other collected items; and other materials.

Number of reels: 58