James Harrington

James C. Harrington is founder and former director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015.

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Jim Harrington photographed in 1979 in San Juan at the first Texas United Farm Workers convention.

I’m Leaving the Texas Civil Rights Project, but Not the Fight

The process of retiring from the Texas Civil Rights Project, which I founded 25 years ago, has given me the opportunity to reflect on my career as a human rights lawyer. I have passed age 69 and, altogether, have been a lawyer for 42 years. I want to dedicate the last few good years of my life, to the extent they are in the cards, toward working directly with people in a different way. Read More