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- DescriptionThe Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer is Michael Meltsner's vivid account of how, as a lawyer for Muhammad Ali, for the doctors who ended Jim Crow at American hospitals, and for scores of death row inmates, he became such a deeply involved activist in the civil rights movement. Focused on the inside story of law reform, the book contains portraits of some larger-than-life figures, including Thurgood Marshall, William Kuntsler, and the charismatic black law professor Derrick Bell, as well as of unheralded movers and shakers such as the attorney C. B. King of Albany, Georgia, and Margaret Burnham, who as a young lawyer representing Angela Davis got caught in a racial and generational crossfire.
- Author BiographyMichael Meltsner, former Guggenheim Fellow and Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy, has been a Professor of Law at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools and Dean at Northeastern School of Law, where he is currently Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law. Author of Cruel and Unusual, the authoritative history of the Legal Defense Fund's campaign to abolish the death penalty, and a novel Short Takes, he is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Author(s)Michael Meltsner
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication15/11/2007
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Content Note15 b&w illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine22 mm
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