Howard Romaine

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Howard Romaine is a lawyer, writer and activist. Knoxville, Tennessee Area - ‎Attorney at Law at Howard M. Romaine, LLC.


Romaine is from New Iberia, Louisiana and has spent time living in Atlanta and Nashville.[1][2]

Southern Student Organizing Committee

In the 1960s Romaine was active with the Southern Student Organizing Committee. The SSOC was a student activist group that focused particularly on civil rights and the Vietnam War. Some of the founders included Sue Thrasher and Howard Romaine.

After the breakup of Southern Student Organizing Committee two former members, Howard Romaine and Sue Thrasher, were instrumental in forming the Institute for Southern Studies with Julian Bond.

SSOC officers

In the late 1960s Southern Student Organizing Committee officers were;

  • Chairman: Howard Romaine, University of Virginia(Charlottesv:ille, Virginia
  • Vice-Chairman: Howard Spencer, Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • Secretary: Herman Carter, Southern University Baton Rouge Louisiana
  • Treasurer: Roy Money, Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee[3]

Institute for Southern Studies

Romaine was listed as a board member for the Institute for Southern Studies.[4][5]

Founding Board members

 Institute for Southern Studies Incorporating Documents in North Carolina 

The Institute for Southern Studies was incorporated in the state of North Carolina on July 28, 1989. The founding members listed on the incorporation papers: