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Hammer, Peter J., author
Crusader for justice : federal judge Damon J. Keith / compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman ; foreword by Mitch Albom
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Detroit, Michigan : Wayne State University Press, [2014]
©2014
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  KF373.K44 H36 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Keith, Damon J. (Damon Jerome), 1922-
Subject(s) Judges -- United States -- Biography
African American judges -- United States -- Biography
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography
African American lawyers -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit) -- Biography
Physical Description xx, 300 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-290) and index
Contents Humble roots: the lawyer and the janitor -- The early education of Damon J. Keith -- College life: West Virginia State College -- "The finest man I've ever known" -- 1943: war in the streets/war overseas -- Howard University School of Law: the West Point of civil rights -- Leaping the bar -- Rachel -- Taking a chance: life as a young lawyer -- A room on the second floor: rebuilding Detroit's NAACP -- "Get out on your own": how Damon Keith became his own start-up -- A leader emerges: from Jack Kennedy to Willie Horton -- Detroit 1967: the fire this time -- Approaching the bench: the long and winding politics of becoming a judge -- Into the maelstrom: busing in Pontiac -- Housing in Hamtramck and discrimination at Detroit Edison -- Taking on the Nixon White House: the Keith case -- Affirmative action in the Detroit Police Department -- "Tell him Thurgood's on the line" -- "Here, boy, park this car" -- Strange bedfellows: Damon Keith and Clarence Thomas -- Swimming upstream: ideological and political shifts in the courts -- "Democracies die behind closed doors" -- The Keith law clerk family -- Friends along the way: from Rosa to Russia -- "I don't work on your plantation!": speaking out, standing strong -- Crusader for justice: into the sunset
NOTE 531124
Alternate Author Coleman, Trevor W., author
Albom, Mitch, 1958- writer of preface

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