Date of Award
Dr. Robert Dupont
Dr. Connie Atkinson
Dr. James Mokhiber
The study of social allies in the field of American Civil Rights and Liberties History is largely an underappreciated aspect of this historical era. This work argues that social allies and their stories are worthwhile histories that are beneficial to the study of American Civil Rights and Liberties using Louisiana lawyer Herman Lazard Midlo as a case study. Midlo worked as a Louisiana lawyer from the 1930s to 1960s and fought tirelessly for the religious liberties of the Jehovah’s Witness community in the state. His story shows how beneficial and consequential the actions of social allies have had and can have on the protection and expansion of civil rights and religious liberties.
Taylor, Kenneth William-Moran, "Herman L. Midlo: Social Ally in Louisiana Religious Civil Rights" (2019). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2647.