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Lift every voice : turning a civil rights setback into a strong new vision of social justice, Lani Guinier

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Lift every voice : turning a civil rights setback into a strong new vision of social justice
Title
Lift every voice
Title remainder
turning a civil rights setback into a strong new vision of social justice
Statement of responsibility
Lani Guinier
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1993, shortly after his inauguration, new President Bill Clinton nominated his old friend and classmate Lani Guinier to the prestigious and crucial post of Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. In the face of concerted opposition - what one friend of Guinier's called "a low-tech lynching"--Clinton backed down, not only withdrawing her nomination, but having refused throughout to give her an opportunity to speak out in her own defense (and his). The result was a civil rights setback of monumental proportions. Now, in this book, at once a memoir and insider's account of what really happened behind the closed doors of the Oval Office, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Senate, and an insightful look at the past, present, and future of civil rights in America, Lani Guinier at last breaks her silence. Unsparing of her own mistakes and shrewdly perceptive about the overt and hidden agendas of those who opposed her, Professor Guinier shows how the president promptly abandoned his ambitious agenda for civil rights at the first hint of criticism from the media and Congress - and how the civil rights movement suffered a major setback as a result. Above all, Guinier goes on to describe how her experience at the hands of the press, the White House, and her congressional enemies has given her both a new voice and a renewed faith in the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Using her own nomination as a symbolic point of reference, she shows just how weak and divided the cause of civil rights has become, as its leaders have all too often been silenced by the very people they should be challenging
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guinier, Lani
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Guinier, Lani
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Guinier, Lani
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • United States
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
Lift every voice : turning a civil rights setback into a strong new vision of social justice, Lani Guinier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Trials -- A low-tech lynching -- Virago -- Nightline: a lone forum -- The oval office: death by a thousand cuts -- Through the looking glass: a parable of passive leadership -- Bridges -- The bridge toward freedom: fighting for a vote -- Selma, Alabama, June 1985: building bridges from the bottom up --Lawyers as bridge people: architects of a new public space -- Hearings -- The task ahead: breathing new life into American democracy -- Lift every voice -- Sources -- Index
Control code
ocm38326310
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780743253512
Lccn
98011876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38326310
Label
Lift every voice : turning a civil rights setback into a strong new vision of social justice, Lani Guinier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Trials -- A low-tech lynching -- Virago -- Nightline: a lone forum -- The oval office: death by a thousand cuts -- Through the looking glass: a parable of passive leadership -- Bridges -- The bridge toward freedom: fighting for a vote -- Selma, Alabama, June 1985: building bridges from the bottom up --Lawyers as bridge people: architects of a new public space -- Hearings -- The task ahead: breathing new life into American democracy -- Lift every voice -- Sources -- Index
Control code
ocm38326310
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780743253512
Lccn
98011876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38326310

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