Posted: 4:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013
By Torie Wells
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Statement from Attorney General Roy Cooper on the passing of Julius Chambers:
"Julius Chambers was a nationally recognized giant in the fight for people's civil rights. He was a friend who set a courageous example of doing what is right regardless of the cost."
Congressman Mel Watt issued the following statement following the death of his former senior law partner Julius Chambers:
"The history of our state will record that Julius Chambers did more to advance us toward the constitutional aspiration of 'justice and equality for all' than anyone else in North Carolina. I and countless others who fight daily to make that aspiration a reality were inspired by his example, leadership and dedication. I can say without any doubt that I would not be who & where I am today without his mentoring, generosity and friendship and that our city and state would be a far different place had we not been beneficiaries of his life and ideals.
I extend my condolences to Julius' family and express deep sadness on behalf of my constituents and all of those who knew what he aspired to have our community and state be. We truly have lost a giant. We must continue to fight to move our community and state toward what he aspired to have them be."