Review of Gary M. Lavergne, Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice (University of Texas Press, 2010)
Austin American-Statesman, October 17, 2010
3 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2010 Last revised: 4 Nov 2010
Date Written: October 17, 2010
“Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice” is Gary Lavergne’s treatment of Sweatt v. Painter, an important 1950 Supreme Court decision on the way to Brown. Lavergne, director of admissions research at the University of Texas, tells an interesting and important story that fills many gaps between Plessy and Brown.
Keywords: texas, Sweatt, Brown v. Board of Education, law, race, history, Greenhill, Lavergne, Tom Russell, law school, UT
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