Academic Year 2011-2012

Event Title

The Strategy of Using Truth to Combat Power: Thurgood Marshall’s and the NAACP’s Legal Strategy in the Fight for Racial Justice

Disciplines

African American Studies | Inequality and Stratification | Law and Race | Race and Ethnicity

Description

This talk focused on Thurgood Marshall’s strategy of using truth to combat entrenched power. It noted the many ways that Marshall sought to pit truth against power, and also discussed the success and failures of this strategy. More broadly, this presentation sought to evaluate the ever-shifting balance that must be struck between accepting the realities of truth and abiding by the precedents of power in the maintenance of a well-ordered society.

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The Strategy of Using Truth to Combat Power: Thurgood Marshall’s and the NAACP’s Legal Strategy in the Fight for Racial Justice

This talk focused on Thurgood Marshall’s strategy of using truth to combat entrenched power. It noted the many ways that Marshall sought to pit truth against power, and also discussed the success and failures of this strategy. More broadly, this presentation sought to evaluate the ever-shifting balance that must be struck between accepting the realities of truth and abiding by the precedents of power in the maintenance of a well-ordered society.