Civil rights attorney Charles “Chuck” Morgan Jr. Passes Away from Alzheimer’s.
Wired PR News.com – A civil rights attorney, noted for his work during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s has died. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Charles “Chuck” Morgan Jr. passed away from Alzheimer’s related complications at age 78.
Morgan, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, was regarded for his efforts in fighting against segregation in the early 1960s, and as someone who argued according to the “one man, one vote” principle. Clients of the attorney’s include former NAACP leader Julian Bond and boxing champion Muhammad Ali. As noted by the AP, the attorney subsequently became a prominent figure with the Atlanta and Washington bases of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In 1964, Morgan won a ruling from the Supreme Court for equal population numbers in voting districts.
Mr. Morgan was said to have died while at his home in Destin, Florida.