answering the call an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in america

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Answering The Call

Author : Nathaniel R. Jones
ISBN : 9781620970713
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Answering the Call is an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America—a battle that, far from ending with the great victories of the civil rights era, saw some of its signal achievements in the desegregation fights of the 1970s and its most notable setbacks in the affirmative action debates that continue into the present in Ferguson, Baltimore, and beyond. Judge Nathaniel R. Jones’s pathbreaking career was forged in the 1960s: as the first African American assistant U.S. attorney in Ohio; as assistant general counsel of the Kerner Commission; and, beginning in 1969, as general counsel of the NAACP. In that latter role, Jones coordinated attacks against Northern school segregation—a vital, divisive, and poorly understood chapter in the movement for equality—twice arguing in the pivotal U.S. Supreme Court case Bradley v. Milliken, which addressed school desegregation in Detroit. He also led the national response to the attacks against affirmative action, spearheading and arguing many of the signal legal cases of that effort. Judge Jones's story is an essential corrective to the idea of a post-racial America—his voice and his testimony offering enduring evidence of the unfinished work of ending Jim Crow's legacy.

The Color Of Politics

Author : Michael Goldfield
ISBN : 1565843258
Genre : History
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A revealing look at the history of racism in the American working class.

We The Jury

Author : Jeffrey B. Abramson
ISBN : 0674004302
Genre : Law
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This magisterial book explores fascinating cases from American history to show how juries remain the heart of our system of criminal justice - and an essential element of our democracy. No other institution of government rivals the jury in placing power so directly in the hands of citizens. Jeffrey Abramson draws upon his own background as both a lawyer and a political theorist to capture the full democratic drama that is the jury. We, the Jury is a rare work of scholarship that brings the history of the jury alive and shows the origins of many of today's dilemmas surrounding juries and justice.

Doing Justice

Author : Robert Satter
ISBN : 9781587982453
Genre : Law
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This book sits the reader on the bench besdies a trial judge to observe the human dramas as they unfold. This is a reprint title.

Thurgood Marshall

Author : Mark V. Tushnet
ISBN : 9781613746400
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles the life and works of Thurgood Marshall, with his speeches, writings, arguments, opinions and reminiscences.

Latino Generation

Author : Mario T. García
ISBN : 9781469614113
Genre : Education
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Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation." By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, Garcia reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history. Collected over several years, the testimonios follow the history of the speakers in thought-provoking ways, reminding us that members of the Latino Generation are not merely a demographic group but rather real individuals, as American in their aspirations and loyalty as the members of any other ethnic group in the country.

A Raisin In The Sun

Author : Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN : 9780679755333
Genre : Drama
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An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family

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