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Humble roots: the lawyer and the janitor The early education of Damon J. Keith College life: West Virginia State College "The finest man I've ever known" 1943: war in the streets/war overseas Howard University School of Law: the West Point of civil rights Leaping the bar Rachel Taking a chance: life as a young lawyer A room on the second floor: rebuilding Detroit's NAACP "Get out on your own": how Damon Keith became his own start-up A leader emerges: from Jack Kennedy to Willie Horton Detroit 1967: the fire this time Approaching the bench: the long and winding politics of becoming a judge Into the maelstrom: busing in Pontiac Housing in Hamtramck and discrimination at Detroit Edison Taking on the Nixon White House: the Keith case Affirmative action in the Detroit Police Department "Tell him Thurgood's on the line" "Here, boy, park this car" Strange bedfellows: Damon Keith and Clarence Thomas Swimming upstream: ideological and political shifts in the courts "Democracies die behind closed doors" The Keith law clerk family Friends along the way: from Rosa to Russia "I don't work on your plantation!": speaking out, standing strong Crusader for justice: into the sunset.
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Print version: Hammer, Peter J. Crusader for justice : federal judge Damon J. Keith. Detroit, Michigan : Wayne State University Press,  xx, 300 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm