Representing the Race

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Harvard University Press, May 1, 2012 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Representing the Race tells the story of African American lawyers who, during the era of segregation, confronted a tension between their racial and professional identities. Their untold stories pose the unsettling question: What, ultimately, does it mean to “represent” a minority group in the give-and-take of American law and politics?

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Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer

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A collective biography of the black American lawyers who worked in the era of segregation, including future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall and lesser-known figures such as Loren Miller. Read full review

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Kenneth W. Mack is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

Author's Home: Newton, MA

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