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Exporting American DreamsThurgood Marshall's African Journey$
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Mary L. Dudziak

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691152448

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691152448.001.0001

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Marshall and Mboya

Marshall and Mboya

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Exporting American Dreams
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Mary L. Dudziak

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691152448.003.0002

This chapter details the events leading up to Thurgood Marshall's adventure in Kenya. Marshall was a civil rights legend in America when he began his African journey. It became one of the great adventures of his life. He followed a path well worn by others, but his journey would be different. He would not travel by riverboat into the Congo, as had American missionaries, or sail along the West African coast as did the poet Langston Hughes. Marshall flew first to Monrovia, then on to Nairobi. He was in search not of souls to save or stories to tell. Instead, Africa was on the cusp of revolution and he had come to help.

Keywords:   Thurgood Marshall, Africa, Kenya, civil rights

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