Root and Branch

Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation
Author(s): Rawn James, Jr.
Original Publish Date: Jun 21, 2010
Product Number: EB00637766
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781608191680
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
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Although widely viewed as the beginning of the legal struggle to end segregation, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Brown v. Board of Education was in fact the culmination of decades of legal challenges led by a band of lawyers intent on dismantling segregation one statute at a time. Root and Branch is the compelling story of the fiercely committed lawyers that constructed the legal foundation for what we now call the civil rights movement.Charles Hamilton Houston laid the groundwork, reinventing the law school at Howard University (where he taught a young, brash Thurgood Marshall) and becoming special counsel to the NAACP. Later Houston and Marshall traveled through the hostile South, looking for cases with which to dismantle America's long-systematized racism, often at great personal risk. The abstemious, buttoned-down Houston and the folksy, easygoing Marshall made an unlikely pair-but their accomplishments in bringing down Jim Crow made an unforgettable impact on U.S. legal history.

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Author(s): Rawn James, Jr.
Narrator(s): Dominic Hoffman
Product Number Z100023539
Released: Jan 19, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307714909

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