Root and Branch - Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation-logo

Root and Branch - Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation

Rawn James, Jr.

The riveting story of the two crusading lawyers who led the legal battle to end segregation, one case and one courtroom at a time. The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered a seminal point in the battle to end segregation, but it was in fact the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign. Root and Branch is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led the fight from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court, and, in the process, laid the legal foundations of the civil rights movement. Charles Hamilton Houston was the pioneer: After becoming the first African-American on the Harvard Law Review, he transformed the law school at all-black Howard University into a West Point for civil rights advocacy. One of Houston's students at Howard was a brash young man named Thurgood Marshall. Soon after Marshall's graduation, Houston and Marshall opened the NAACP's legal office. The abstemious, proper Houston and the folksy, easygoing Marshall made an unlikely duo, but together they faced down angry Southern mobs, negotiated with presidents and senators, and convinced even racist judges and juries that the Constitution demanded equal justice under law for all American citizens. Houston, tragically, would die before his strategy came to fruition in the Brown suit, but Marshall would argue the case victoriously and go on to become the first African-American Supreme Court justice-always crediting his mentor for teaching him everything he knew. Together, the two advocates changed the course of American history.

The riveting story of the two crusading lawyers who led the legal battle to end segregation, one case and one courtroom at a time. The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered a seminal point in the battle to end segregation, but it was in fact the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign. Root and Branch is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led the fight from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court, and, in the process, laid the legal foundations of the civil rights movement. Charles Hamilton Houston was the pioneer: After becoming the first African-American on the Harvard Law Review, he transformed the law school at all-black Howard University into a West Point for civil rights advocacy. One of Houston's students at Howard was a brash young man named Thurgood Marshall. Soon after Marshall's graduation, Houston and Marshall opened the NAACP's legal office. The abstemious, proper Houston and the folksy, easygoing Marshall made an unlikely duo, but together they faced down angry Southern mobs, negotiated with presidents and senators, and convinced even racist judges and juries that the Constitution demanded equal justice under law for all American citizens. Houston, tragically, would die before his strategy came to fruition in the Brown suit, but Marshall would argue the case victoriously and go on to become the first African-American Supreme Court justice-always crediting his mentor for teaching him everything he knew. Together, the two advocates changed the course of American history.
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The riveting story of the two crusading lawyers who led the legal battle to end segregation, one case and one courtroom at a time. The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered a seminal point in the battle to end segregation, but it was in fact the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign. Root and Branch is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led the fight from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court, and, in the process, laid the legal foundations of the civil rights movement. Charles Hamilton Houston was the pioneer: After becoming the first African-American on the Harvard Law Review, he transformed the law school at all-black Howard University into a West Point for civil rights advocacy. One of Houston's students at Howard was a brash young man named Thurgood Marshall. Soon after Marshall's graduation, Houston and Marshall opened the NAACP's legal office. The abstemious, proper Houston and the folksy, easygoing Marshall made an unlikely duo, but together they faced down angry Southern mobs, negotiated with presidents and senators, and convinced even racist judges and juries that the Constitution demanded equal justice under law for all American citizens. Houston, tragically, would die before his strategy came to fruition in the Brown suit, but Marshall would argue the case victoriously and go on to become the first African-American Supreme Court justice-always crediting his mentor for teaching him everything he knew. Together, the two advocates changed the course of American history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dominic Hoffman

Length:

10h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:31