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The Resource Before Brown : Herman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne

Before Brown : Herman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne

Label
Before Brown : Herman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice
Title
Before Brown
Title remainder
Herman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice
Statement of responsibility
Gary M. Lavergne
Title variation
  • Herman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice
  • Before Brown v Board of Education
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On February 26, 1946, an African American from Houston applied for admission to the University of Texas School of Law. Although he met all of the school's academic qualifications, Heman Marion Sweatt was denied admission because he was black. He challenged the university's decision in court, and the resulting case, Sweatt v. Painter, went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in Sweatt's favor. The Sweatt case paved the way for the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka rulings that finally opened the doors to higher education for all African Americans and desegregated public education in the United States. In this engrossing, well-researched book, Gary M. Lavergne tells the fascinating story of Heman Sweatt's struggle for justice and how it became a milestone for the civil rights movement. He reveals that Sweatt was a central player in a master plan conceived by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for ending racial segregation in the United States. Lavergne masterfully describes how the NAACP used the Sweatt case to practically invalidate the "separate but equal" doctrine that had undergirded segregated education for decades. He also shows how the Sweatt case advanced the career of Thurgood Marshall, whose advocacy of Sweatt taught him valuable lessons that he used to win the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954 and ultimately led to his becoming the first black Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Member of
Cataloging source
JRK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lavergne, Gary M.
Dewey number
344.764/0798
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
LC212.722.T4
LC item number
L38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jess and Betty Jo Hay series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sweatt, Heman Marion
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Painter, Theophilus S.
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • Segregation in higher education
  • African American college students
  • Sweatt, Heman Marion
  • Texas
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Before Brown : Herman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- One of the great prophets -- The cast of characters -- Iron shoes -- The shadow of failure -- The second emancipation -- A university of the first class -- "A brash moment" -- The great day -- "Time is of essence" -- "The tenderest feeling" -- The basement school -- A line in the dirt -- "I don't believe in segregation" -- The sociological argument -- The house that Sweatt built -- "Don't we have them on the run" -- A shattered spirit -- The big one -- Why Sweatt won -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn795922050
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 354 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780292742956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)795922050
Label
Before Brown : Herman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- One of the great prophets -- The cast of characters -- Iron shoes -- The shadow of failure -- The second emancipation -- A university of the first class -- "A brash moment" -- The great day -- "Time is of essence" -- "The tenderest feeling" -- The basement school -- A line in the dirt -- "I don't believe in segregation" -- The sociological argument -- The house that Sweatt built -- "Don't we have them on the run" -- A shattered spirit -- The big one -- Why Sweatt won -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn795922050
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 354 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780292742956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)795922050

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