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The Search for Justice: Lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1975

Peter Charles Hoffer


The Search for Justice is a study of the role of lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution. The work focuses on school desegregation from 1950 to 1975 and includes counsel on both sides of the struggle in the courtroom and in Congress, the federal and state judges and justices, and law school constitutional authorities. Key cases include Sweatt v. Painter, Brown v. Board of Education, and NAACP v. Alabama. Key players include Thurgood Marshall, Robert L. Carter, John W. Davis, Earl Warren, James Patterson, Strom Thurmond, Richard Russell, Alexander Bickel, and Herbert Wechsler. The argument is th ... More

Keywords: Civil Rights Movement, Segregation, School Segregation, Brown v. Board of Education, Plessy v. Ferguson, NAACP, Jim Crow, Civil Rights Lawyers, Civil Rights Law, Lawyers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226614281
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226614458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Charles Hoffer, author
University of Georgia