Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American History

by
Spencer R. Crewauthor

Spencer R. Crew, PhD, is Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American History

20190930

ABC-CLIO

Pages 280
Topics Bakke, Allan;Brown v. Board of Education;Civil Disobedience;Fourteenth Amendment;Houston, Charles Hamilton;King, Martin Luther, Jr.;Johnson, Lyndon B.;Marshall Family History;NAACP;Segregation;Social Engineering;American History: Race and Ethnicity

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Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American History

Author(s): Crew, Spencer;
Contributors: Crew, Spencer;
Abstract:

This compelling new biography introduces the reader to the constant battles for equality faced by African Americans through a study of the career of Thurgood Marshall, who believed in the power of the law to change a society.


• Provides the reader with a better understanding of the challenges faced by African Americans in the twentieth century

• Highlights the courage and determination of Marshall in the face of constant danger as well as the courage of the individuals who were willing to go to court in spite of the attacks and repercussions they faced in their communities

• Illustrates the importance of the Supreme Court with regard to progress in civil rights

• Brings to light Marshall's importance as a protector of human rights while serving as a Supreme Court Justice

• Points out the key court cases that undermined the system of segregation in the United States

• Includes archival photographs and primary documents related to help bring Marshall's experiences to life

SortTitle: thurgood marshall: a life in american history
Keyword(s): Bakke, Allan; Brown v. Board of Education; Civil Disobedience; Fourteenth Amendment; Houston, Charles Hamilton; King, Martin Luther, Jr.; Johnson, Lyndon B.; Marshall Family History; NAACP; Segregation; Social Engineering; American History: Race and Ethnicity
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Spencer R. Crewauthor

Spencer R. Crew, PhD, is Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

eISBN-13: 9781440861451
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440861444
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 280
Publication Date: 20190930
Series: Black History Lives