Groundwork - A Biography of Charles Hamilton Houston by Dr. Genna Rae McNeil

Subject: Civil Rights, Brown v. Board of Education, Charles Hamilton Houston, Segregation
Themes: Education Civil Rights 21st Century
Age groups: High School
Resource type: Books

For a deeper understanding of Charles Hamilton Houston and his work for Civil Rights, read Dr. Genna Rae McNeils book, Groundwork.

Critics have had this to say about the book:

Groundwork by Genna Rae McNeil

"McNeil has filled a vast void with this book, and students in contemporary American legal history owe her an immense debt."—Derrick A. Bell, New York


"Thanks now to Groundwork Houston's contributions to the struggle for civil rights, and in particular his pivotal role in the effort to integrate American schools, have been documented."—New York Times

"A moving and long overdue testament of a singularly neglected giant of our history."—Ebony

"The coalescence of speaker, sentiment, and site summarizes the story that is lovingly detailed in the pages of this jewel of American legal history."—St. Louis Globe-Democrat

"The legal community is indebted to Dr. McNeil for her oustanding scholarship."—Harvard Law Review

About the Author
Genna Rae McNeil is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago.