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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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Anarchy Is Anarchy

Anarchy Is Anarchy

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Exporting American Dreams

Mary L. Dudziak

Princeton University Press

This chapter details events that occurred in summer 1966, which was marked by racial tensions and riots in cities such as Cleveland, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Throughout his career, Marshall had been a consistent critic of police misconduct and racism. Then, in 1965 he was named solicitor general, one of the nation's top legal officials. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who seemed genuinely committed to civil rights, called on him for advice, both about civil rights proposals and about how to stem the violence. But there was another dimension to Marshall's role. He had come to believe that law structured the lives and opportunities of African Americans and that it was through legal reform that real change would come. The crowds in the streets rejected this vision. And the political climate had changed, in part a negative reaction to urban violence, undermining the political context for new civil rights legislation.

Keywords:   Thurgood Marshall, civil rights reform, racism, Lyndon Johnson, African Americans, racial riots, Black Power, urban violence

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