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The NAACP's Legal Strategy against Segregated Education, 1925-1950, With a New Epilogue by the Author

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The NAACP's fight against segregated education--the first public interest litigation campaign--culminated in the 1954 "Brown" decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in which the NAACP acted, Mark V. Tushnet emphasizes the internal workings of the organization as revealed in its own documents. He argues that the dedication and politi The NAACP's fight against segregated education--the first public interest litigation campaign--culminated in the 1954 "Brown" decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in which the NAACP acted, Mark V. Tushnet emphasizes the internal workings of the organization as revealed in its own documents. He argues that the dedication and political and legal skills of staff members such as Walter White, Charles Hamilton Houston, and Thurgood Marshall were responsible for the ultimate success of public interest law. This edition contains a new epilogue by the author that addresses general questions of litigation strategy, the contested question of whether the "Brown" decision mattered, and the legacy of "Brown" through the Burger and Rehnquist courts.


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The NAACP's fight against segregated education--the first public interest litigation campaign--culminated in the 1954 "Brown" decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in which the NAACP acted, Mark V. Tushnet emphasizes the internal workings of the organization as revealed in its own documents. He argues that the dedication and politi The NAACP's fight against segregated education--the first public interest litigation campaign--culminated in the 1954 "Brown" decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in which the NAACP acted, Mark V. Tushnet emphasizes the internal workings of the organization as revealed in its own documents. He argues that the dedication and political and legal skills of staff members such as Walter White, Charles Hamilton Houston, and Thurgood Marshall were responsible for the ultimate success of public interest law. This edition contains a new epilogue by the author that addresses general questions of litigation strategy, the contested question of whether the "Brown" decision mattered, and the legacy of "Brown" through the Burger and Rehnquist courts.

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