Blacks and the Law. [The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Volume 407, May, 1973]
Volume of The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences devoted to the history and current status of African Americans and the law in the United States.
Includes such chapters as “Racism and the Early American Legal Process, 1619–1896” by A. Leon HIgginbotham, Jr.; “Southern School Desegregation, 1954–1973: A Judicial-Political Overview” by Marian Wright Edelman; “The Legal Struggle to Integrate Public Schools in the North” by Robert L. Herbst; “Highways as a Barrier to Equal Access” by Yale Rabin; “Racial Discrimination in the Electoral Process” by Robert B. McKay; “Race, Judicial Discretion, and the Death Penalty” by Marvin E. Wolfgang and Marc Riedel; “The Development of the Black Bar” by Walter J. Leonard; “Black People and the Tyranny of American Law” by Haywood Burns; etc.
Special editor for this volume of The Annals, Jack Greenberg (1924–2016), was Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the successor in that office to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993), the first African American to sit on that court.
Description: Blacks and the Law. [The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Volume 407, May, 1973]
Philadelphia: The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 1973. , x, 267, pp. 8vo. Publisher’s maroon cloth with gilt titling on spine and upper cover; publisher’s[?] plain, brown paper dust jacket. Near Fine.