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The two interstate highways crossing South Carolina I-85 and I-95 do not intersect, either literally or figuratively, in this state. Both roadways were built on hopes of increasing prosperity, but only one has delivered that promise to those who live alongside its corridors. The I-95 corridor represents half the population living alongside I-85, but twice the unemployment and demonstrably higher rates of poverty.
Miles To Go South Carolina (2002)

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On the Right Side of History: Lessons from Brown
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US Judge Robert Carter was one of the principal lawyers who worked with Thurgood Marshall on the cases that made up Brown. In his essay, Judge Carter gives personal accounts of the lessons of Brown at 50. Despite Browns undeniable failure in providing an education and opportunities to Black children equivalent to that of Whites," Judge Carter writes, "Brown succeeded in transforming Blacks perception of themselves and their role in this countrys institutions.

Judge Carter was as a lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for 24 -four years. During his tenure, he argued twenty-two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and won twenty-one of them. In 1972, after a few years of private practice, he was appointed as a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York.

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