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Ted Fillette, March 2, 2006. Interview U-0185.
Southern Lawyer Recalls How He Came to Advocate for the Rights of Marginalized Groups: This is the first interview in a two-part series with southern lawyer Ted Fillette of the Legal Aid Society of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Fillette describes his childhood in Mobile, Alabama; his involvement in civil rights activism as a student at Duke during the 1960s; his work with the VISTA program in Boston; and his early work as a legal advocate of people displaced by urban renewal in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the 1970s.
Interviewee: Ted Fillette    Interviewer: Sarah Thuesen
Duration: 01:21:04     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.
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Ted Fillette, April 11, 2006. Interview U-0186.
Southern Lawyer Advocates for Tenants and Welfare Rights in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina: This is the second interview in a two-part series with southern lawyer Ted Fillette of the Legal Aid Society of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. In this interview, Fillette focuses on his work as a legal advocate of tenant and welfare rights from the 1970s into the early twenty-first century. Throughout, he discusses the legal and political measures taken to ameliorate housing conditions for low-income tenants and to ensure that low-income people have access to social welfare services.
Interviewee: Ted Fillette    Interviewer: Sarah Thuesen
Duration: 02:03:08     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.