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The Resource Answering the call : an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America, Nathaniel R. Jones ; with a foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Answering the call : an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America, Nathaniel R. Jones ; with a foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Label
Answering the call : an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America
Title
Answering the call
Title remainder
an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel R. Jones ; with a foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Answering the Call is an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America-a battle that, far from ending with the great victories of the civil rights era, saw some of its signal achievements in the desegregation fights of the 1970s and its most notable setbacks in the affirmative action debates that continue into the present in Ferguson, Baltimore, and beyond. Judge Nathaniel R. Jones's pathbreaking career was forged in the 1960s: as the first African American assistant U.S. attorney in Ohio; as assistant general counsel of the Kerner Commission; and, beginning in 1969, as general counsel of the NAACP. In that latter role, Jones coordinated attacks against Northern school segregation-a vital, divisive, and poorly understood chapter in the movement for equality-twice arguing in the pivotal U.S. Supreme Court case Bradley v. Milliken, which addressed school desegregation in Detroit. He also led the national response to the attacks against affirmative action, spearheading and arguing many of the signal legal cases of that effort. Judge Jones's story is an essential corrective to the idea of a post-racial America--his voice and his testimony offering enduring evidence of the unfinished work of ending Jim Crow's legacy."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2434
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.J64
LC item number
J66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Answering the call : an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America, Nathaniel R. Jones ; with a foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [391]-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Why this book? -- The call -- My early life -- Becoming a Civil Rights activist -- Family, marriages, and faith -- Political solutions to racial tensions -- Cutting my teeth as NAACP General Counsel -- Desegregation and the road to the North : shifting legal strategies, from Plessy to Sweatt to Brown -- Beyond de facto/de jure : the Northern school desegregation cases -- The road to the Court -- Continuing the struggle, on the bench -- Beyond the United States -- Beyond the bench -- Life after the bench -- Justice Clarence Thomas and the Supreme double cross -- Obama : election reflections
Control code
ocn891618871
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 414 pages
Isbn
9781620970751
Lccn
2015043150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891618871
Label
Answering the call : an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America, Nathaniel R. Jones ; with a foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [391]-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Why this book? -- The call -- My early life -- Becoming a Civil Rights activist -- Family, marriages, and faith -- Political solutions to racial tensions -- Cutting my teeth as NAACP General Counsel -- Desegregation and the road to the North : shifting legal strategies, from Plessy to Sweatt to Brown -- Beyond de facto/de jure : the Northern school desegregation cases -- The road to the Court -- Continuing the struggle, on the bench -- Beyond the United States -- Beyond the bench -- Life after the bench -- Justice Clarence Thomas and the Supreme double cross -- Obama : election reflections
Control code
ocn891618871
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 414 pages
Isbn
9781620970751
Lccn
2015043150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891618871

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