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The Resource Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne, (electronic book)

Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne, (electronic book)

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Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice
Title
Before Brown
Title remainder
Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice
Statement of responsibility
Gary M. Lavergne
Creator
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 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 I(NAACP) for ending racial segregation in the United States. Lavergne masterfully describes how the NAACP used the Sweatt case to practically validate 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. A moving story in its own right, Sweatt's struggle and triumph also underscores the fact that the end of enforced racial segregation in the
  • United States was not a one-time event but rather a decades-long process driven forward by the courage and determination of individuals such as Heman Marion Sweatt
  • "At last someone has told the story of Heman Sweatt, one of the great sons of the struggle for freedom and justice, with all the drama and passion it deserves. Gary Lavergne's before brown takes readers down the long road Sweatt courageously traveled to oppose legalized white supremacy and racial discrimination. His sojourn is one we all should know. The fight to open the University of Texas to all was a turning point that led to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the racial segregation it had sanctioned in Plessey. Those who take racial diversity at our preeminent institutions of higher education for granted do so at great peril and diminish the sacrifices of Sweatt and others. Read this book and find out why."--Amilcar Shabazz, Professor and Chair, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • "Heman Sweatt is a hero whose name should be enshrined with Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, and William Barrett Travis. Like Texas's founding fathers, Sweatt fearlessly faced evil and made Texas a better place. His story is our story, and Gary Lavergne tells it well."--Paul Begala, Political contributor, CNN
  • "This book will provide an important and valuable addition to the scholarly literature on law, education and civil rights. The Sweatt case is still cited in major affirmative action cases today (such as the University of Michigan cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003), so it remains relevant and important in or jurisprudence ... I particularly like the way this book provides the larger context of the struggle for equal rights, not just in education but also in voting and other aspects of American Life."--Jonathan Alger, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey --Book Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lavergne, Gary M.
Dewey number
344.764/0798
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LC212.722.T4
LC item number
L38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Segregation in higher education
  • African American college students
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Texas
  • Sweatt, Heman Marion
  • Sweatt, Heman Marion
  • Painter, Theophilus S.
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • University of Texas at Austin
Label
Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10412695
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 354 p., [10] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780292722002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice, Gary M. Lavergne, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10412695
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 354 p., [10] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780292722002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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