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Courage to Dissent

Much scholarship about the legal aspects behind the Civil Rights Movement centers around the work of Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court. In a discussion on this topic, Tomiko Brown-Nagin asks what this history would look like if the Supreme Court wasn’t the main focus, and examines the unsung heroes of desegregation. In the video below, Prof. Brown-Nagin, author of Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement, spoke at the University of Georgia Law School in Athens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tAg5EZlRbw

Click to continue watching. This video appears courtesy of Book TV on C-SPAN2.

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