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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, 432 pages
Published November 17th 2005 by W. W. Norton Company (first published April 1st 2004)
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Jonathan Berry-Smith
Ogletree signed a copy of this book for me nearly a decade ago, but I only now got around to giving it a read. The first hundred pages or so seemed to really speak to me, and I was kicking myself for waiting so long to open this part memoir/part biography/part history lesson. However, this book loses its luster and inspirational message about midway through - goes too in depth about a certain Associate Justice on the Supreme Court - and I had to labor to make it through the rest. Despite this se ...more
Tom Leland
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Be ready for some legalese, but a remarkably astute study of how Brown vs. Board of Education has been neglected, sidestepped and devalued. Also a scathing expose on the hypocritical Clarence Thomas. If you still have any question about how racism has permeated every corner of American life to the detriment of African-Americans, this book will set you straight.
Michelle
Feb 26, 2008 rated it liked it
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 :)
Nora
Aug 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
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...
Ambfolibrary
Aug 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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