Judge Thelton Henderson, Breaking New Ground

Ranked #66 in Jurisprudence

Thelton Henderson, Senior United States District Court Judge in San Francisco, rose from humble origins to become a leading civil-rights attorney and innovator of minority admissions programs. This book traces his career from a football star to his work in the 1960s as the first African American lawyer from the Justice Department in the South and his relationship with Martin Luther King Jr. to his notable and controversial decisions on such matters as veterans' affairs, educational and prison reform, and the environment. Judge Henderson's remarkable achievements challenge readers to consider... more

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