Removing a Badge of Slavery: The Record of Brown V. Board of Education

Removing a Badge of Slavery: The Record of Brown V. Board of Education

by Mark Whitman
     
 

Marking the fortieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, this book lets the reader come to grips with the fascinating record of a case in which facts have made a more thrilling story than fiction.

The suit involved civil rights giants Thurgood Marshall and the leaders of the NAACP. Their goals were lofty; not content with merely improving the

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Marking the fortieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, this book lets the reader come to grips with the fascinating record of a case in which facts have made a more thrilling story than fiction.

The suit involved civil rights giants Thurgood Marshall and the leaders of the NAACP. Their goals were lofty; not content with merely improving the conditions for a limited number of black children in a single school district, they chose to fight for an end to all segregation. They mapped out a careful strategy as early as 1939, picking the most promising cases, achieving lower court decisions, and finally combining five cases for the countdown to Brown before the Supreme court.

The book contains a general introduction and extensive commentary. But it attempts for the most part to let the majestic record of Brown speak for itself.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
For anyone interested in the case of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights movement both before and after the Surpreme Court's momentous decision in the spring of 1954, this critical contribution is essential. Marking the 40th anniversary of the initial oral argument of the cases collectively known as Brown, this impressive piece of work, in the same league as Richard Kluger's Simple Justice ( LJ 3/1/76), not only emphasizes the decision itself but wisely focuses on the internal working of the High Court and the all-important, often controversial nature of constitutional interpretation. A fine analysis, this is recommended for all libraries.-- Stephen K. Shaw, Northwest Nazarene Coll., Nampa, Id.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558760585
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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