Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

Mr. Law, a mail carrier by trade and a courageous activist by conviction, catalyzed and led his community in the peaceful integration of all public facilities in Savannah, Georgia in the 1940's and well beyond. Raised by his Grandmother to stand up for racial justice, he served in the army, graduated from college, but was denied work as a teacher because of his active membership in the NAACP. His commitment to non-violent, powerful activism resulted in the "Great Savannah Boycott" and resulted in Savannah becoming the only Southern city to integrate without violence. He believed in living simply and teaching by example. Eventually, he saved enough to fulfill a lifetime dream and buy a house for his mother so she wouldn't have to "go live and work in someone's else's house anymore". Winner for Younger Children, 2006.


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