Lavergne, Gary M., 1955-

Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice / Gary M. Lavergne. - 1st ed. - Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2010. - x, 354 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., ports., photos ; 24 cm. - Jess and Betty Jo Hay series . - Jess and Betty Jo Hay series. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue -- One of the great prophets -- The cast of characters -- Iron shoes -- The shadow of failure -- The second emancipation -- A university of the first class -- "A brash moment" -- The great day -- "Time is of essence" -- "The tenderest feeling" -- The basement school -- A line in the dirt -- "I don't believe in segregation" -- The sociological argument -- The house that Sweatt built -- "Don't we have them on the run" -- A shattered spirit -- The big one -- Why Sweatt won -- Epilogue.

9780292722002 (hbk. : alk. paper) 0292722001 (hbk. : alk. paper) 9780292784895 (ebook) 0292784899 (ebook)

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Sweatt, Heman Marion, 1912-1982 --Trials, litigation, etc.
Painter, Theophilus S. 1889-1969 --Trials, litigation, etc.
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993.


University of Texas at Austin--History--20th century.


Segregation in higher education--History--Texas--20th century.
African American college students--Texas--Biography.
African Americans--Texas--Biography.
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--History--Texas--20th century.


Texas--Race relations--History--20th century.

LC212.722.T4 / L38 2010

344.764/0798