The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Leo Ellwood Holt.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 10 min., 48 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Holt, Leo Ellwood, -- 1927- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Leo Ellwood Holt
The Honorable Leo Ellwood Holt
Other authors / contributors:Holt, Leo Ellwood, 1927- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Parker, Iris Dawn, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Iris Dawn Parker.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2005 February 21.
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Summary:Civil rights lawyer and judge Leo Ellwood Holt was born July 2, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Willard Elementary School and Englewood High School. Holt dropped out at age sixteen to become a cook on the Santa Fe Railroad. Holt joined the U.S. military in 1945 and earned his diploma. In 1947, Holt enrolled at Wilson Junior College and received his A.A. degree in 1949. After studying accounting and business law at Roosevelt University, Holt obtained his L.L.B. degree from John Marshall Law School in 1959. In 1960, Holt began private practice with former classmate, Earl Taylor. With attorney James Montgomery, Holt defended Al Raby, Dick Gregory and other activists. Elected judge of the circuit court of Cook County in 1986, Holt received the Charles E. Freeman Award from the Illinois Judicial Council in 2003. He also received the Richard Westbrook Award from the Cook County Bar Association.