Home / Books / Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Cover of the book Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights

This book is about Charles Hamilton Houston
"Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights" dives deep into the life and legacy of one of the most pivotal figures in American civil rights history. Published on August 1, 1984, this compelling narrative unfolds the story of Charles Hamilton Houston, a brilliant lawyer whose strategic legal battles laid the groundwork for the desegregation victories of the 1950s and 1960s. Author Genna Rae McNeil passionately captures Houston’s profound influence as an educator at Howard University Law School, where he mentored future justices like Thurgood Marshall. McNeil also explores Houston's recognition of the intertwined nature of race and class in the fight for equality, presenting a nuanced portrait that resonates with current discussions on racial justice. Ideal for adult education groups, this book not only chronicles Houston's legal acumen and strategic foresight but also encourages readers to reflect on how his foundational work continues to influence the ongoing struggle for civil rights.
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press on August 1, 1984
344 pages
ISBN: 9780812211795
Best for readers in Adulthood
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

Discover More About Charles Hamilton Houston

Find books about Charles Hamilton Houston

Find Books for Adulthood on Racial Justice

Find more books for Adulthood on Racial Justice

Discover Books on Social Justice Leaders