MARSHALLING JUSTICE ~ The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall

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Book review and technical detail MARSHALLING JUSTICE ~ The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall edited Michael G. Long

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Title
MARSHALLING JUSTICE ~ The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall
author edited Michael G. Long
ISBN 89935
Language
Category Current Affairs
Publisher Amistad
Pages 448
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

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Long (Religious Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies/Elizabethtown Coll.; Billy Graham and the Beloved Community: America’s Evangelist and the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., 2006, etc.) presents an alarming annual of Thurgood Marshall’s assignment as a civil-rights activist. As the NAACP’s arch advocate amid 1934 and 1957, the columnist writes, Marshall was “known to accustomed blacks as ‘Mr. Civilian Rights,’ struggl[ing] day and night adjoin ancestral bigotry and allegory in schools, transportation, the military, businesses, voting booths, courtrooms, and neighborhoods.” According to Long, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr. emerged as “the two greatest civilian rights leaders in the history of the United States.” The about 200 belletrist and affairs reproduced actuality accord a absolute overview of Marshall’s role in “galvanizing the civilian rights movement” and paving the way for the abandon riders. While Marshall’s 1954 achievement adjoin absolute schools in Brown v. the Board of Education, which he argued afore the Supreme Court, and his aegis of Rosa Parks in the Montgomery bus avoid were celebrated acknowledged victories, he formed endlessly on account of accustomed atramentous bodies who faced lynch mobs, badge brutality, biased juries and sentencing to alternation gangs for misdemeanors and accessory offenses. Although he was primarily a litigator afore acceptable a judge, he additionally accustomed the accent of grass-roots activity back acknowledged activity failed—e.g., in 1937, afterwards the Supreme Court banned to apprehend an address on account of the Scottsboro Boys (nine African-American youths abominably bedevilled of abduction and bedevilled to be executed), Marshall appropriate that a mothers’ advance be organized to abutment an address for clemency. However, writes Long, he remained alert of the role of “African American militants and individuals with advocate leanings.” A nuanced analysis of a aerial figure.

“[An] important collection….Michael G. Long deserves high praise indeed for unearthing [Marshall’s letters] and bringing them to light.”—Wil HaygoodCollected together for the first time in Marshalling Justice, here are selected letters written by one of the most influential and important activists in the American Civil Rights movement: the brilliant legal mind and footsoldier for justice and racial equality, Thurgood Marshall. The correspondences of a rebellious young attorney with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Marshalling Justice paints an eye-opening portrait of Thurgood Marshall before he became the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, during his years as a groundbreaking and vibrant Civil Rights activist in the tradition of Martin Luther King and Julian Bond.

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