Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Working from years of research and based on his own classes and experiences with law enforcement, the author illuminates the steps needed to embark on the long journey toward racial and legal equality for all Americans.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 433 g
Dimensions: 243 x 162 x 23 mm
Reviews for Charles Ogletree: 'Professor Ogletree lifts up voices that have been forgotten. That has been his life's work...It has been my great honor and a pleasure of my life to have known (him)' - President Barack Obama Reviews for Ogletree's All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half Century of Brown vs. Board of Education: 'A bold and original analysis...reveals how the great reforms once promised by this landmark decision were systematically undermined.' - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 'A remarkable and very readable account of one young man's coming of age during the civil rights movement...A 'must read.' - John Hope Franklin, Professor of History Emeritus, Duke University USA, author of From Slavery to Freedom