Thurgood Marshall : American Revolutionary / Juan Williams.
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- ISBN: 0812920297 (h.c.)
- Physical Description: xviii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 1998.
Here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice. Thurgood Marshall stands today as the great architect of American race relations, having expanded the foundation of individual rights for all Americans. His victory in the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation, would have made him a historic figure even if he had not gone on to become the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court. As a young lawyer, Marshall dealt with criminal cases in which blacks were routinely sent to their deaths with barely a trial, and he was once nearly lynched while defending a client. Remembered as a gruff, aloof figure, Marshall in fact had great charisma and a large appetite for life.
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