Review of Gary M. Lavergne, Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice (University of Texas Press, 2010)
Thomas D. Russell
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
October 17, 2010
Austin American-Statesman, 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: texas, Sweatt, Brown v. Board of Education, law, race, history, Greenhill, Lavergne, Tom Russell, law school, UT
Date posted: October 15, 2010 ; Last revised: November 4, 2010
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