Bennett, Walter H., Jr., and Judith Welch Wegner. “Lawyers talking: UNC Law Graduates and their service to the state. Judge Dexter Brooks: loyalty to community, service to the state.” North Carolina Law Review 73.2 (January 1995): 861-867.
On Dexter Brooks, Lumbee Superior Court judge from Robeson County. Brooks describes:
- his family's subsistence way of living in Pembroke;
- segregation and discrimination in Robeson County during his youth;
- his desire, after Vietnam service and observing the participation of Lumbee Dean Chavers in the Native American invasion of Alcatraz Island, to work to improve conditions in Robeson County;
- the “Save Old Main” movement;
- his becoming the first Native American to enter the law school at UNC-Chapel Hill and the first to graduate;
- the values he feels are important for a lawyer or judge;
- his Christian faith; and
- current conditions in Robeson County.