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Root And Branch

Author : Rawn James, Jr.
ISBN : 1608191680
Genre : History
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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 laywers 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.

Thurgood Marshall

Author : Charles L. Zelden
ISBN : 9781136174940
Genre : History
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Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Federal Judge (1961-1965), and Solicitor General of the United States (1965-1966). Marshall won twenty-nine of thirty-two cases before the Supreme Court – most notably the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education, which held segregated public schools unconstitutional. Marshall spent his career fighting racial segregation and legal inequality, and his time on the court establishing a record for supporting the "voiceless American." He left a legacy of change that still affects American society today. Through this concise biography, accompanied by primary sources that present Marshall in his own words, students will learn what Marshall did (and did not do) during his life, why those actions were important, and what effects his efforts had on the larger course of American history.

Undoing Plessy

Author : Gordon Andrews
ISBN : 9781443859295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Undoing Plessy: Charles Hamilton Houston, Race, Labor and the Law, 1895–1950 explores the manner in which African Americans countered racialized impediments, attacking their legal underpinnings during the first half of the twentieth century. Specifically, Undoing Plessy explores the professional life of Charles Hamilton Houston, and the way it informs our understanding of change in the pre-Brown era. Houston dedicated his life to the emancipation of oppressed people, and was inspired early-on to choose the law as a tool to become, in his own words, a “social engineer.” Further, Houston’s life provides a unique lens through which one may more accurately view the threads of race, labor, and the law as they are woven throughout American society. Houston understood the difficulties facing black workers in America, and, by marshaling his considerable skills as an attorney and leader, was able to construct a strategy that fought for full integration by changing the laws of the United States at the highest level. With unparalleled success, Houston developed a three-pronged strategy from 1925–1950 that focused on the courts, the workplace, and politics, securing the expansion of labor rights and civil rights for African Americans. Better than most, Charles Houston understood that the right to work was inherently necessary to achieve real, not just perceived, freedom. To that end, Undoing Plessy situates Houston’s life within the contested cultural and political realities of his time, expanding our understanding of what it meant to work and be free in America during the first half of the twentieth century. In particular, these gains were achieved in areas significant to workers, including education, the workplace, access to unions, housing, and equality before the law at the local, state, and federal levels. To understand Charles Houston’s contributions on behalf of those who labored in the black community, and more broadly in American society, his life is contextualized within the long Civil Rights Movement. Houston’s work was intimately connected with many profound efforts to liberate those who were oppressed. Undoing Plessy examines his strategies and accomplishments, helping us to further understand the complexities of change in the pre-Brown Era, and offers us compelling insights into dilemmas currently facing those in the workplace.

Charles H Houston

Author : James L. Conyers
ISBN : 9780739143582
Genre : History
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"This edited collection focuses on the philosophical ideas, constructive engagement, and lasting contributions of Charles H. Houston, a legal scholar activist who played an important role in the civil rights movement"--


Author : Adam Johnson
ISBN : 9783518742457
Genre : Fiction
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Das neue Buch des Pulitzer-Preisträgers Nach dem Hurrikan Katrina zieht ein Mann mit seinem Sohn durch das verwüstete Louisiana, um dessen Mutter zu finden. Jahre nach dem Fall der Mauer muss ein ehemaliger Aufseher sich im Stasi-Gefängnis Hohenschönhausen seiner Vergangenheit stellen. In Palo Alto findet eine schwerkranke Frau Trost im Gespräch mit einem Hologramm ihres verstorbenen Idols, Kurt Cobain – seine Worte »Mir bedeuten Dinge immer erst dann etwas, wenn sie nicht mehr da sind« fangen das Gefühl dieses Erzählungsbandes ein. Denn so unterschiedlich die Geschichten dieser Menschen auch sein mögen, steht doch über allen die Frage nach Erlösung – vom Chaos der Gegenwart, vom Schmerz, von den Geistern der Vergangenheit. Nach seinem Roman Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do, für den Adam Johnson mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, begeistert er nun mit kraftvollen Geschichten – sie sind ebenso überraschend wie bewegend. »Der weiß, wie man eine gute Geschichte erzählt.« Zadie Smith

Southern Studies

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ISBN : UCR:31210024599829
Genre : Louisiana
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Milestone Documents In African American History

Author : Paul Finkelman
ISBN : 1935306057
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The fourth publication in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Milestone Documents sereis, Milestone Documents in African American History explores the fundamental primary sources in African American history. This four-volume set covers 135 iconic primary documents from the 1600's to the present. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.

U S History Demystified

Author : Stephanie Muntone
ISBN : 9780071754637
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Details American history and its important men and women with step-by-step guidance, expert tricks, and quizzes.

Texas Mexican Americans And Postwar Civil Rights

Author : Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105213027951
Genre : History
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After World War II, Mexican American veterans returned home to lead the civil rights struggles of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Many of their stories have been recorded by the Voces Oral History Project (formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina World War II Oral History Project), founded and directed by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism. In this volume, she draws upon the vast resources of the Voces Project, as well as archives in other parts of the country, to tell the stories of three little-known advancements in Mexican American civil rights. The first two stories recount local civil rights efforts that typified the grassroots activism of Mexican Americans across the Southwest. One records the successful effort led by parents to integrate the Alpine, Texas, public schools in 1969—fifteen years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that separate schools were inherently unconstitutional. The second describes how El Paso's first Mexican American mayor, Raymond Telles, quietly challenged institutionalized racism to integrate the city's police and fire departments, thus opening civil service employment to Mexican Americans. The final account provides the first history of the early days of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and its founder Pete Tijerina Jr. from MALDEF's incorporation in San Antonio in 1968 until its move to San Francisco in 1972.

Woody Guthrie

Author : Joe Klein
ISBN : 3548600840
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