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Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice / Gary M. Lavergne.

By: Lavergne, Gary M, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Jess and Betty Jo Hay series: Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 354 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., ports., photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780292722002 (hbk. : alk. paper); 0292722001 (hbk. : alk. paper); 9780292784895 (ebook); 0292784899 (ebook).Subject(s): Sweatt, Heman Marion, 1912-1982 -- Trials, litigation, etc | Segregation in higher education -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | African American college students -- Texas -- Biography | African Americans -- Texas -- Biography | University of Texas at Austin -- History -- 20th century | Painter, Theophilus S. (Theophilus Shickel), 1889-1969 -- Trials, litigation, etc | Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 | African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | Texas -- Race relations -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 344.764/0798
Contents:
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.
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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.

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