Robert Eames

A renowned civil rights attorney, our Living Legend reminisces about growing up in Baton Rouge and becoming successful.

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Count Time Podcast Living Legend Robert Eames 

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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Attorney Robert Eames 

Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.

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Once again, we got someone here who got so much history to tell. Who is history, Part of history Civil rights attorney, civil rights activist. It was a part of so much in the Louisiana, particularly Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Today we have you on Count Time. A dear friend and brother. Brother Robert. Judge Eames. Welcome to Count Time.

Well, thank you. I’m so delighted to be a part of this program and to interact with you, Brother White, because I’ve known you seemed like I’ve known you forever. I’m just delighted to have the opportunity to contribute.

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You have so much history to talk about. You’ve been a part of so much here in the Baton Rouge area. Now I call you Robert Judge Eames. People say, well, people who don’t know you say, Robert isn’t a Judge. Tell them why you are a judge.

Well, my mother, Earlene White Eames, she was a White, a Maiden White, and she had a brother, Johnny White, and a sister, Mary White, and other sisters and brothers as well. But these I think about inparticular.

Where’d you grow up at anyway?

Right here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on south 12th street in Baton Rouge.

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What year were you born?

In 1943. I went to Perkins Road elementary. I stayed about four or five blocks away from Perkins Road elementary, then onto McKinley Jr.

Well, you’re not far from where you went to school at right now, where you’re living at now?

Oh, yes. Perkins Road elementary was on south 14th street. And I grew up in the hood, as we used to call it. Blacks lived either on numbered streets or presidential streets. For example, washington Tyler, Alaska. They were either state streets or presidential streets, but the name, designation or numbered streets. So that was White’s way of kind of categorizing us. They knew if a person came off of South twelveTH Street, he was more likely black than white. Although there were a few scattering white, maybe.