TITLE: Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer
SPEAKER: Kenneth Mack
EVENT DATE: 10/11/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Through the stories of such figures as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, author Kenneth W. Mack brings to life African-American legal practice across the nation during the civil rights movement. According to Mack, Marshall rose to prominence by convincing local blacks and prominent whites that he was -- as nearly as possible -- one of them. In addition to Marshall, Mack introduces readers to a little-known cast of other characters important to this narrative.
Speaker Biography: Kenneth W. Mack is a professor of law at Harvard Law School and a legal historian. He used the extensive resources in the Library's Manuscript Division in his research on his latest book, "Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer."
SERIES: Books & Beyond