Dream Makers, Dream Breakers by Carl T. Rowan
The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall

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Dream Makers, Dream Breakers, the impassioned biography of the first African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, details the social, legal, economic, political, and moral history of the nation over most of the twentieth century. It covers the violent years of the black migration out of the post-bellum South, the frightening rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Depression, two world wars, and the African-American revolution that took place.
 

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Published March 27, 1995 by Random House Value Publishing. 475 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, History. Non-fiction

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Other NAACP efforts in Missouri and Tennessee- -where Marshall was nearly lynched in 1946--followed, leading ultimately to the dismantling of the ``separate but equal'' doctrine and culminating in the landmark Supreme Court decision of 1954 that signalled the end of legal segregation.

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This richly readable biography of the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice--a six-week PW bestseller--captures Marshall's irreverent, courageous and uncompromising personality.

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