Thurgood Marshall

Author: Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613746400
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July

Author: James A. Colaiaco
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466892781
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: History

On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our country. In this book, James A. Colaiaco vividly recreates the turbulent historical context of Douglass' speech and delivers a colorful portrait of the country in the turbulent years leading to the civil war. This book provides a fascinating new perspective on a critical time in American history.

Thurgood Marshall

Author: Charles L. Zelden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136174957
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: History

Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Federal Judge (1961-1965), and Solicitor General of the United States (1965-1966). Marshall won twenty-nine of thirty-two cases before the Supreme Court – most notably the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education, which held segregated public schools unconstitutional. Marshall spent his career fighting racial segregation and legal inequality, and his time on the court establishing a record for supporting the "voiceless American." He left a legacy of change that still affects American society today. Through this concise biography, accompanied by primary sources that present Marshall in his own words, students will learn what Marshall did (and did not do) during his life, why those actions were important, and what effects his efforts had on the larger course of American history.

Freedom Facts and Firsts

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578592609
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.

Black Muslims and the Law

Author: Malachi D. Crawford
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739184899
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Social Science

Black Muslims and the Law examines the Nation of Islam’s struggle for religious freedom from World War II to the Vietnam War through the lives of key members, such as Elijah Muhammad and Muhammad Ali. In doing so, the work reveals the key initiatives the Nation of Islam took to defend the civil liberties of its members from a position of power.

Exporting American Dreams

Author: Mary L. Dudziak
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839896
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: History

Mary Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education, Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and land--not with weapons, but with legal arguments. Set in the context of Marshall's civil rights work in the United States, this transnational history sheds light on legal reform and social change in the midst of violent upheavals in Africa and America. While the struggle for rights on both continents played out on a global stage, it was a deeply personal journey for Marshall. Even as his belief in the equalizing power of law was challenged during his career as a Supreme Court justice, and in Kenya the new government sacrificed the rights he cherished, Kenya's founding moment remained for him a time and place when all things had seemed possible.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 0824210395
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Library Journal

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015082964878
Release Date:
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Let nobody turn us around

Author: Manning Marable
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015080882817
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: History

One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.

Senior High Core Collection

Author: Raymond W. Barber
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 0824210867
Release Date: 2007-10-31
Genre: Best books

- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015054026037
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Best books

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Uplifting a people

Author: Marybeth Gasman
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: 0820474754
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Philanthropy is typically considered to be within the province of billionaires. This book broadens that perspective by highlighting modest acts of giving by African Americans on behalf of their own people. Examining the important tradition of Black philanthropy, this groundbreaking work documents its history: its beginning as a response to discrimination through self-help among freed slaves, and its expansion to include the support of education, religion, the arts, and legal efforts on behalf of civil rights. Using diverse approaches, the authors illuminate a new world of philanthropy - one that will be of interest to scholars and students alike. Chapters review the contributions of such major figures as Booker T. Washington and Thurgood Marshall, and discuss the often-surprising practices and methods of contemporary African American donors.