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There When We Needed Him
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Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall said of Wiley Austin Branton that he “devoted his entire life to fighting for his own people.” There When We Needed Him is the story of that fight, which began with Branton's being one of the first black students at the University of Arkansas Law School and which took him to the highest levels of business and government.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. ix
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  1. 1. Character-Building
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. Racism during World War II
  2. pp. 15-22
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  1. 3. Citizen Activist
  2. pp. 23-36
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  1. 4. Desegregating the University of Arkansas School of Law
  2. pp. 37-52
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  1. 5. Arkansas Practice
  2. pp. 53-70
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  1. 6. The Little Rock “Crisis”
  2. pp. 71-82
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  1. 7. Little Rock Continued
  2. pp. 83-96
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  1. 8. The Voter Education Project
  2. pp. 97-108
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  1. 9. Burrowing from Within
  2. pp. 109-120
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  1. 10. Last Gasp at Direct Action
  2. pp. 121-136
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  1. 11. Private Practice Again: A Respite
  2. pp. 137-144
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  1. 12. Dean at Howard Law School
  2. pp. 145-156
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  1. 13. Sidley & Austin
  2. pp. 157-166
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. [Image Plates]
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 171-210
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 211-221
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  1. About the Author, Back Cover
  2. pp. 249-252
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