Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  1 review
On February 26, 1946, an African American from Houston applied for admission to the University of Texas School of Law. Although he met all of the school's academic qualifications, Heman Marion Sweatt was denied admission because he was black. He challenged the university's decision in court, and the resulting case, Sweatt v. Painter, went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which r...more
Hardcover, 354 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by University of Texas Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Before Brown, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Before Brown

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-15 of 15)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Mike Edwards
Tells the story of the men and women behind one of the earliest legal triumphs of the Civil Rights movement: the Supreme Court ruling that the "equal" part of "separate but equal" must be taken seriously to apply to the quality of an education and not simply the alternative. Or to put it another way, a degree from a bad school would no longer qualify as equal to a degree from a top university.
Kin Pier
Kin Pier marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2014
Debbie
Debbie added it
Jun 20, 2013
Katrina Campbell
Katrina Campbell marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2013
Henry Chavez
Henry Chavez marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2012
Mahoney Library
Mahoney Library marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2012
Jen  Dean
Jen Dean marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2013
Jason W. Dean
Jason W. Dean marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial Killer in Texas History Bad Boy from Rosebud: The Murderous Life of Kenneth Allen McDuff Worse Than Death: The Dallas Nightclub Murders and the Texas Multiple Murder Law

Share This Book