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Providing a well-rounded presentation of the constitution and evolution of civil rights in the United States, this book will be useful for students and academics with an interest in civil rights, race and the law. Abraham L Davis and Barbara Luck Graham's purpose is: to give an overview of the Supreme Court and its rulings with regard to issues of equality and civil rights; to bring law, political science and history into the discussion of civil rights and the Supreme Court; to incorporate the politically disadvantaged and the human component into the discussion; to stimulate discussion among students; and to provide a text that cultivates competence in reading actual Supreme Court cases.

The Warren Court: The Era of Rising Expectations and Massive Resistance, 1953–1969
The warren court: The era of rising expectations and massive resistance, 1953–1969

Thus, in the long effort to gain equality through integration, blacks have learned that white America will accommodate the interests of blacks and other racial minorities in achieving racial equality when and only when those interests converge with the interests of whites.

Derrick Bell*
The Warren Court and the Egalitarian Revolution in Constitutional Law

The Warren Court, which lasted for 16 years (1953–1969), articulated an egalitarian judicial philosophy in the areas of racial discrimination, reappor-tionment, criminal procedure, and separation of church and state. Thirteen months before his death, Chief Justice Warren delivered the commencement address at the University of San Diego School of Law. He ...

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