Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation

Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation

by Rawn James, Jr.

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Overview

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 lawyers 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608191680
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Rawn James, Jr. is a DC-based writer and a former assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia, where he still practices law. His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Northern Virginia Magazine, Primavera Literary Magazine, and the Adirondack Review. He is also a regular contributor to the website of the local NBC television station. He is active in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the nation's oldest African-American fraternity, of which Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall were also members.
Rawn James, Jr. is a DC-based writer and a former assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia, where he still practices law. His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Northern Virginia Magazine, Primavera Literary Magazine, and the Adirondack Review. He is also a regular contributor to the website of the local NBC television station. He is active in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the nation's oldest African-American fraternity, of which Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall were also members.

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