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