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Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice

Author: Gary M Lavergne
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2010.
Series: Jess and Betty Jo Hay series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Heman Marion Sweatt; Theophilus S Painter; Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall; Theophilus S Painter; Heman Marion Sweatt
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary M Lavergne
ISBN: 9780292722002 0292722001 9780292784895 0292784899
OCLC Number: 473655291
Description: x, 354 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., ports., photos ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Jess and Betty Jo Hay series.
Responsibility: Gary M. Lavergne.

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The inspiring story of the courageous Houston mailman whose struggle to attend the University of Texas School of Law provided the precedent for the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of  Read more...

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