Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary by Juan Williams
Thurgood Marshall was the twentieth century’s great architect of American race relations. His victory in the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation in the United States, would have made him a historic figure even if he had never been appointed as the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court. He had a fierce will to change America, which led to clashes with Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, and Robert F. Kennedy. Most surprising was Marshall’s secret and controversial relationship with the FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover.
Based on eight years of research and interviews with over 150 sources, Thurgood Marshall is the sweeping and inspirational story of an enduring figure in American life who rose from the descendants of slaves to become an American hero.
- Publisher : Crown; Reprint edition (February 1, 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0812932994
- ISBN-13 : 978-0812932997
- Item Weight : 15 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches