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Published: 02 July 2008

272 Pages | 13 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195329018

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Exporting American Dreams

Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Mary L. Dudziak

In Exporting American Dreams, Mary Dudziak recounts with poignancy and power the untold story of Thurgood Marshall's journey to Africa. His experience in Keyna was emotional as well as intellectual, and during it he developed ties of friendship with, among others, Tom Mboya and Jomo Kenyatta. Marshall served as advisor to the Kenyans, who needed to demonstrate to both Great Britain and to the world that they would treat minority races (whites and Asians) fairly once Africans took power. He crafted a bill of rights, aiding constitutional negotiations that enabled peaceful regime change, rather than violent resistance. Kenya's first attempt at democracy faltered, but Marshall's African journey remained a cherished memory of a time and a place when all things seemed possible.

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