Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice by Vicki Cox
  

Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice

Written by Vicki Cox
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Part of the Black Americans of Achievement Series

Synopsis

Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice by Vicki Cox

The second black man to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas has achieved what few people - no matter their race - can aspire to. To get there, Thomas had to endure years of struggle, starting with his upbringing in rural Georgia. Though he faced racial discrimination and poverty, his demanding grandfather taught him that hard work, self-discipline, and self-reliance could help him survive. Indeed, Thomas went on to seminary school and then to Yale School of Law, where he was one of only a few black students. While working at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, his opinions about affirmative action programs enraged some civil rights leaders. When he was nominated to the Supreme Court, his reputation was attacked. Despite all of this, today Thomas sits on the highest court in the nation. In Clarence Thomas , read about the ascent of a man driven to achieve success.

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The updated format is brightened by added color illustrations... The text is very readable...library media centers...will want to order them...Recommended.

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Format

Hardback
120 pages

Author

Vicki Cox
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

1st September 2008

ISBN

9781604130485


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