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Exporting American dreams : Thurgood Marshall's African journey

Author: Mary L Dudziak
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thurgood Marshall became a living icon of civil rights when he argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court in 1954. When in 1960 Kenyan independence leaders asked him to help write their constitution, Marshall threw himself into their cause. In Exporting American Dreams, Mary Dudziak recounts the untold story of Marshall's journey to Africa. African Americans were enslaved when the U.S. constitution  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary L Dudziak
ISBN: 9780195329018 0195329015
OCLC Number: 179802710
Description: xii, 257 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Marshall and Mboya --
A tricky constitution --
Writing rights --
Discriminating friends --
Anarchy is anarchy --
Appendix: Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960.
Responsibility: Mary L. Dudziak.
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"Thurgood Marshall became a living icon of civil rights when he argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court in 1954. When in 1960 Kenyan independence leaders asked him to help write their constitution, Marshall threw himself into their cause. In Exporting American Dreams, Mary Dudziak recounts the untold story of Marshall's journey to Africa. African Americans were enslaved when the U.S. constitution was written. In Kenya, Marshall could become something that had not existed in his own country: a black man helping to found a nation."--Jacket.

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"Readers who enjoy a thoughtful, accessible book that covers a seminal period in the histories of the two countries will appreciate the rich material this book provides."--Andrew Grant-Thomas, Read more...

 
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