Charlotte commemorated a civil rights heavy-weight Thursday. Julius Chambers fought for equality through the courts and argued some of the cases that helped integrate Charlotte’s schools and businesses.
He had a lot of hatred directed at him as an African-American challenging prejudice, but he never let that make him bitter. Instead, Chambers set up North Carolina’s first law firm to employ both black and white lawyers, partly to serve as an example of the integration he fought for. He died last week.