All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education
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All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education

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In what John Hope Franklin calls "an essential work" on race and affirmative action, Charles Ogletree, Jr., tells his personal story of growing up a "Brown baby" against a vivid pageant of historical characters that includes, among others, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., Earl Warren, Anita Hill, Alan Bakke, and Clarence Thomas. A measured blend of personal memo...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 17th 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published April 1st 2004)
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I liked this book, but then lost interest about halfway through. I think it offers a lot of good information, and I like that it shows history through the personal view of Professor Ogletree. It's probably best, though, for someone not as well-versed in Brown v. Board and its aftermath :)
I already knew most of the stuff in this book, but it was still interesting, especially the personal stuff... Ogletree was there for a lot of the stuff he writes about, so he's an incredibly impassioned writer, which I like. So sad the empty (and broken) promises of Brown v. Board...
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