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Emancipation: The Making of the Black Lawyer, 1844-1944

by J. Clay Smith Jr (Author), Thurgood Marshall (Foreword)

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Winner of the W. E. B. Du Bois Book Award of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

“Emancipation is an important and impressive work; one cannot read it without being inspired by the legal acumen, creativity, and resiliency these pioneer lawyers displayed. . . . It should be read by everyone interested in understanding the road African-Americans have traveled and the challenges that lie ahead.”—From the Foreword, by Justice Thurgood Marshall