Thurgood Marshall

His Speeches, Writings, Arguments, Opinions, and Reminiscences
Author: Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613746407
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 552
View: 8814

Profiles the life and works of Thurgood Marshall, with his speeches, writings, arguments, opinions and reminiscences.

Thurgood Marshall

American Revolutionary
Author: Juan Williams
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307786129
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 504
View: 8766

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper. From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Supreme Justice

Speeches and Writings
Author: Thurgood Marshall,J. Clay Smith, Jr.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812236903
Category: Law
Page: 336
View: 3507

To understand fully the complexities of Thurgood Marshall's work as a practicing lawyer, civil rights advocate for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, federal judge, and the first African American appointed Solicitor General of the United States and Justice of the United States Supreme Court, these texts are indispensable. The early speeches assembled by J. Clay Smith, Jr., focus on the Detroit riots of the 1940s and 1950s, one of the most important periods of Marshall's life, culminating in his arguments before the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education and Bolling v. Sharpe, which in 1954 struck down de jure segregation in public education. Throughout the materials from the next four decades, Marshall comes to life as a teacher, leader, and strategist, explaining, preaching, and cajoling audiences to stand up for their rights. The addresses collected by Smith present a less formal picture of Marshall, from which one can learn much about the depth of his skills and strategies to conquer racism, promote democracy, and create a world influenced by his vision for a just and moral society. Supreme Justice reveals Marshall as a dogged opponent of unequal schools and a staunch proponent of the protection of black people from violence and the death penalty. Through his own words we see the genius of a man with an ability to inspire diverse crowds in clear language and see him also demonstrate his powers of persuasion in formal settings outside the court. His writings not only enhance our understanding of his groundbreaking advocacy in law and social conflicts, they reveal the names of men and women of all races who made significant contributions leading to Brown v. Board of Education and beyond.

Thurgood Marshall

Author: Geoffrey M. Horn
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836850987
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 6952

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of the African American civil rights attorney who became a prominent Supreme Court justice.

Young Thurgood

The Making of a Supreme Court Justice
Author: Larry S. Gibson
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616145722
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 413
View: 1778

Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century. He transformed the nation's legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship. He won twenty-nine of thirty-three cases before the United States Supreme Court, was a federal appeals court judge, served as the US solicitor general, and, for twenty-four years, sat on the Supreme Court. Marshall is best known for achievements after he relocated to New York in 1936 to work for the NAACP. But Marshall's personality, attitudes, priorities, and work habits had crystallized during earlier years in Maryland. This work is the first close examination of the formative period in Marshall's life. As the authorn shows, Thurgood Marshall was a fascinating man of contrasts. He fought for racial justice without becoming a racist. Simultaneously idealistic and pragmatic, Marshall was a passionate advocate, yet he maintained friendly relationships with his opponents. Young Thurgood reveals how Marshall's distinctive traits were molded by events, people, and circumstances early in his life. Professor Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall's family, youth, and education. He describes Marshall's key mentors, the special impact of his high school and college competitive debating, his struggles to establish a law practice during the Great Depression, and his first civil rights cases. The author sheds new light on the NAACP and its first lawsuits in the campaign that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. He also corrects some of the often-repeated stories about Marshall that are inaccurate. The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall’s immediate family, Young Thurgood is an exhaustively researched and engagingly written work that everyone interested in law, civil rights, American history, and biography will want to read. From the Hardcover edition.

Devil in the Grove

Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Author: Gilbert King
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062097717
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 4826

Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns did for the story of America’s black migration, Gilbert King’s Devil in the Grove does for this great untold story of American legal history, a dangerous and uncertain case from the days immediately before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Marshall risked his life to defend a boy slated for the electric chair—saving him, against all odds, from being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

Thurgood Marshall

Warrior at the Bar, Rebel on the Bench
Author: Michael D. Davis,Hunter R. Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780735100978
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 442
View: 9192

Describes the Justice's early life in a segregated Baltimore, his work as a civil rights attorney, and his record on the bench


Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America
Author: Wil Haygood
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307957195
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 404
View: 9626

"The author of The Butler presents a revelatory biography of the first African-American Supreme Court justice--one of the giants of the civil rights movement, and one of the most transforming Supreme Court justices of the 20th century, "--Novelist.

Thurgood Marshall

A Biography
Author: Glenn L. Starks,F. Erik Brooks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313349169
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 145
View: 6108

This book provides a detailed examination of the life and legal legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, including a discussion of the many legal cases in which he was involved. * A chronological timeline of the life of Thurgood Marshall * A bibliography provides useful references

Elena Kagan

A Biography
Author: Meg Greene
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9781440828973
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 172
View: 8148

Presents the life and career of the first woman dean of Harvard Law School, discussing her ascent to the Supreme Court.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cultural pluralism
Page: N.A
View: 1854

Collected Nonfiction: Selections from the autobiography, letters, essays, and speeches

Author: Mark Twain,Adam Hochschild
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1101907703
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 984
View: 6190

"...More than 150 texts that showcase the dazzling range of [Mark Twain's] interests and passions, including selected essays, speeches, letters and excerpts from his Autobiography."--Jacket flap.

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision
Author: Barbara Ransby
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807827789
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 470
View: 7091

A stirring new portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists. (Social Science)

Gospel of Freedom

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation
Author: Jonathan Rieder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620400596
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 3491

The first ever trade history of a landmark of American letters--Martin Luther King Jr's legendary Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Fighting Injustice

Author: Michael E. Tigar
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590310151
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 367
View: 5193

In this book the author describes the battles--both inside and outside the courtroom--that have made him one of the world's most courageous defenders of personal freedoms.

Letters to a Young Muslim

Author: Omar Saif Ghobash
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250119839
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 3077

**A New York Times Editor's Pick** **One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017** From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century. In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities of today’s world. Full of wisdom and thoughtful reflections on faith, culture and society. This is a courageous and essential book that celebrates individuality whilst recognising it is our shared humanity that brings us together. Written with the experience of a diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father; Ghobash’s letters offer understanding and balance in a world that rarely offers any. An intimate and hopeful glimpse into a sphere many are unfamiliar with; it provides an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.

America by Heart

Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag
Author: Sarah Palin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006230593X
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 4587

In the fall of 2009, with the publication of her #1 national bestselling memoir, Sarah Palin had the privilege of meeting thousands of everyday Americans on her extraordinary 35-city book tour. Inspired by these encounters, her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, celebrates the enduring strengths and virtues that have made this country great. Framed by her strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values—both national and spiritual-that have been such a profound part of Governor Palin’s life and continue to inform her vision of America’s future. Written in her own refreshingly candid voice, America By Heart will include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her-from the nation’s founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies. Here, too, are portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family. She will also draw from personal experience to amplify these timely (and timeless) themes—themes that are sure to inspire her numerous fans and readers all across the country.

Just Another Southern Town

Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital
Author: Joan Quigley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199371512
Category: African American women civil rights workers
Page: 320
View: 8079

In January of 1950, Mary Church Terrell, an 86-year-old charter member of the NAACP, headed into Thompson's Restaurant, just a few blocks from the White House, and requested to be served. She and her companions were informed by the manager that they could not eat in his establishment, because they were "colored." Terrell, a former suffragette and one of the country's first college-educated African American women, took the matter to court. Three years later, the Supreme Court vindicated her outrage: District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co., Inc. was decided in June 1953, invalidating the segregation of restaurants and cafes in the nation's capital. In Just Another Southern Town, Joan Quigley recounts an untold chapter of the civil rights movement: an epic battle to topple segregation in Washington, the symbolic home of American democracy. At the book's heart is the formidable Mary Church Terrell and the test case she mounts seeking to enforce Reconstruction-era laws prohibiting segregation in D.C. restaurants. Through the prism of Terrell's story, Quigley reassesses Washington's relationship to civil rights history, bringing to life a pivotal fight for equality that erupted five years before Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a Montgomery bus and a decade before the student sit-in movement rocked segregated lunch counters across the South. At a time when most civil rights scholarship begins with Brown v. Board of Education, Just Another Southern Town unearths the story of the nation's capital as an early flashpoint on race. A rich portrait of American politics and society in the mid-20th century, it interweaves Terrell's narrative with the courtroom drama of the case and the varied personalities of the justices who ultimately voted unanimously to prohibit segregated restaurants. Resonating with gestures of courage and indignation that radiate from the capital's streets and sidewalks to its marble-clad seats of power, this work restores Mary Church Terrell and the case that launched a crusade to their rightful place in the pantheon of civil rights history.

Making Constitutional Law

Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991
Author: Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195093143
Category: Law
Page: 246
View: 9697

Following on Making Civil Rights Law, which covered Thurgood Marshall's career from 1936-1961, this book focuses on Marshall's career on the Supreme Court from 1961-1991, where he was first Afro-American Justice. The first book on Justice Thurgood Marshall's years on the Supreme Court based on a comprehensive review of the Supreme Court papers of Justices Marshall and William J. Brennan, this work describes Marshall's special approach to constitutional law in areas ranging from civil rights and the death penalty to abortion and poverty. It also describes the Supreme Court's operations during Marshall's tenure, the relations among the justices, and the particular roles played by Chief Justice Warren Burger, Justice Brennan, and Justice Antonin Scalia. The book locates the Supreme Court's actions from 1967 to 1991 in a broader historical and political context, explaining how Marshall's liberalism became increasingly isolated on a Court influenced by nation's drift in a more conservative direction.

I Was Born a Slave

An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives
Author: Yuval Taylor
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613742053
Category: History
Page: 832
View: 1601

Between 1760 and 1902, more than 200 book-length autobiographies of ex-slaves were published; together they form the basis for all subsequent African American literature. "I Was Born a Slave" collects the 20 most significant "slave narratives." They describe whippings, torture, starvation, resistance, and hairbreadth escapes; slave auctions, kidnappings, and murders; sexual abuse, religious confusion, the struggle of learning to read and write; and the triumphs and difficulties of life as free men and women. Many of the narratives--such as those of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs--have achieved reputations as masterpieces; but some of the lesser-known narratives are equally brilliant. This unprecedented anthology presents them unabridged, providing each one with helpful introductions and annotations, to form the most comprehensive volume ever assembled on the lives and writings of the slaves. Volume One (1770-1849) includes the narratives of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), William Grimes, Nat Turner, Charles Ball, Moses Roper, Frederick Douglass, Lewis & Milton Clarke, William Wells Brown, and Josiah Henson.