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Justice Douglas Wins $1,000 Award for Lecture at Brandeis University

Associate Justice William O. Douglas of the Supreme Court of the United States today won the first annual $1,000 Lauterbach Award for his lecture at Brandeis University, the second annual Louis Dembitz Brandeis Memorial Lecture. The award, established by friends of the late Richard E. Lauterbach, writer and journalist, is for the American “who in his writings made the most substantial contribution to the cause of civil liberties during the previous year.” Justice Douglas’ lecture was adapted for publication in the New York Times Magazine under the title “The Black Silence of Fear.”