Salter, Rubin Jr.

Rubin Salter, Jr. came to Tucson for college in the early 1950s and was one of the first black graduates from the University of Arizona's College of Law. Rubin’s legal career has spanned decades and is, perhaps, most notable for his 40-year desegregation lawsuit against the Tucson Unified School District. This interview covers a lot of ground, starting with family history and the underground railroad, and moving on to Salter’s experiences as a teenage college student in Tucson, law school, social life in Tucson as a young adult, descriptions of Tucson’s historically black neighborhoods, and the civil rights movement in Tucson.

Part one of three was recorded at the law offices of Rubin Salter, Jr. on April 18th, 2017.

This interview covers Rubin's TUSD desegregation case in detail and the history of the Beau Brummel Club.

Part two of three was recorded at the law offices of Rubin Salter, Jr. on May 16th, 2017.

This interview looks back at some of the most memorable points in Rubin’s career and looks at long-term changes he has seen in the practice of law and the city if Tucson.

Part three of three was recorded at the law offices of Rubin Salter, Jr. on May 31st, 2017.