The NAACP's Legal Strategy against Segregated Education, 1925-1950 / Edition 1

The NAACP's Legal Strategy against Segregated Education, 1925-1950 / Edition 1

by Mark V. Tushnet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807855952

ISBN-13: 9780807855959

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

The NAACP's fight against segregated education—the first public interest litigation campaign—culminated in the 1954 Brown decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in which the NAACP acted, Mark V. Tushnet emphasizes the internal workings of the organization as revealed in its own documents. He argues that the

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Overview

The NAACP's fight against segregated education—the first public interest litigation campaign—culminated in the 1954 Brown decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in which the NAACP acted, Mark V. Tushnet emphasizes the internal workings of the organization as revealed in its own documents. He argues that the dedication and the political and legal skills of staff members such as Walter White, Charles Hamilton Houston, and Thurgood Marshall were responsible for the ultimate success of public interest law. This edition contains a new epilogue by the author that addresses general questions of litigation strategy, the persistent question of whether the Brown decision mattered, and the legacy of Brown through the Burger and Rehnquist courts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807855959
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1Setting the course : the grant from the Garland fund1
2The legal background : from Margold to Houston21
3The influence of the staff34
4Thurgood Marshall and the Maryland connection49
5Securing the precedents : Gaines and Alston70
6The campaign in the 1940s : contingencies, adaptations, and the problem of staff82
7The strategy of delay and the direct attack on segregation105
8Conclusion : some lessons from the campaign138

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