Adams Announces Legislation to Honor Charlotte Civil Rights Leader Julius Chambers
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced the introduction of a bill to rename the Steele Creek Post Office located at 10926 Quality Drive in Charlotte, North Carolina after famed Charlotte civil rights attorney Julius L. Chambers.
“Julius Chambers persevered through a childhood of legal discrimination to become a renowned litigator who won landmark judgments on school desegregation and employment discrimination. His dedication to equality and justice changed the course of history for African Americans in this nation,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Renaming the Steele Creek Post Office the ‘Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office’ honors the legacy of this remarkable Charlottean and makes the statement that this country still values the ideals that Mr. Chambers stood for.”
This bill is cosponsored by Reps. Butterfield, Jones, Price, Walker, Hudson, Meadows, McHenry, and Budd. The bill must receive the support of all members of the North Carolina congressional delegation to be brought to the House floor for a vote.