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Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

Book - 2015
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780307957191
0307957195
9780307947376
9780385353168
Branch Call Number: 347.7326 MARSHALL
Characteristics: viii, 404 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm

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Jan 19, 2017

Amazing book! A must read for all baby boomers who came of age during this time. It tells a story of the sixties that we in white America were barely aware of.

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rpavlacic
Jan 11, 2016

Excellent account of the nomination hearings for Thurgood Marshall, a true civil rights champion; as well as the Senators who were determined to block his nomination, including Sam Ervin, James Eastland, John McClellan, and (surprise!) Strom Thurmond. Also goes into Marshall's backstory, some of the significant cases he won in the years prior to becoming a judge, and some of the more notorious lynchings and other extrajudicial killings that shaped the man's philosophy.

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