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Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture on Thursday, August 22nd, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, for a Banner Lecture by Spencer R. Crew.

• All books ordered before Thursday, August 22nd will be signed by the author. (sorry, no personalizations). 

• Orders will be charged as they are placed, however books will not ship until after the signing, in order to have each book signed.

 • If you would like to pick up your order in the Museum Shop during the signing, please select the “In Store Pick Up” option when on the Select Shipping Method page during check-out. 

 

This title will be released on July 26th, 2019.

 

by Spencer R. Crew

 

This compelling new biography introduces the reader to the constant battles for equality faced by African Americans through a study of the career of Thurgood Marshall, who believed in the power of the law to change a society.


• Provides the reader with a better understanding of the challenges faced by African Americans in the twentieth century

• Highlights the courage and determination of Marshall in the face of constant danger as well as the courage of the individuals who were willing to go to court in spite of the attacks and repercussions they faced in their communities

• Illustrates the importance of the Supreme Court with regard to progress in civil rights

• Brings to light Marshall's importance as a protector of human rights while serving as a Supreme Court Justice

• Points out the key court cases that undermined the system of segregation in the United States

• Includes archival photographs and primary documents related to help bring Marshall's experiences to life

 

268 page, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1440861444, ABC-CLIO (September 30, 2019).

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