Title

A Middle-Class African-American Child in Desegregating Savannah: The Reminiscences of Justice Leah Ward Sears

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2011

Publication Title

Georgia Historical Quarterly

Abstract

A biography of former Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears is presented, focusing on her early years. It comments on her parents, Thomas Euric Sears and Onnye Jean Roundtree Sears, and her experiences growing up in a military family. The author particularly reflects on Ward's time in Savannah, Georgia. Her education at Savannah High School and Emory University School of Law is also considered.

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