Another new release that has garnered praise is Rawn James Jr.'s Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation.
This title examines the celebrated 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case by profiling the lives of its two principle architects. Charles Hamilton Houston , the first black man on the Harvard Law Review was a brilliant lawyer and teacher, and Thurgood Marshall was one of his students at Howard University. This pair opened the NCAAP's legal office and spent years devising the legal campaign against educational disparity that culminated in the Brown case. Hamilton died before the case was fully developed but Marshall would victoriously argue it and ultimately end up on the Supreme Court himself after breaking the back of the "separate but equal" philosophy of education.
Bulk of this review was taken from Bookpage Magazine.