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Exporting American dreams : Thurgood Marshall's African journey

Autore: Mary L Dudziak
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Sources
Persona incaricata: Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mary L Dudziak
ISBN: 9780195329018 0195329015
Numero OCLC: 179802710
Descrizione: xii, 257 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Marshall and Mboya --
A tricky constitution --
Writing rights --
Discriminating friends --
Anarchy is anarchy --
Appendix: Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960.
Responsabilità: 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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