Dream Makers, Dream Breakers

The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall
Carl T. Rowan
ISBN 9781566492355 (paperback)
Published in October 2002
MSRP $18.95
“With a blessed sense of anecdote, Carl T. Rowan gives us a compelling and candid biography of Thurgood Marhshall, a feisty hero of the twentieth century.” - Richmond Times-Dispatch

“In Dream Makers, Dream Breakers, Carl Rowan eloquently describes the sojourn of my distinguished colleague Thurgood Marshall through his singular career as a civil rights advocate and as a justice of the United States Supreme Court.” - Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States, 1969-1986

According to Carl Rowan, writing a book about the life and career of Thurgood Marshall was “tantamount to trying to write the social, legal, economic, political, and moral history of this nation over most of the twentieth century.” Dream Makers, Dream Breakers, the impassioned biography of the first African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, achieves just that: the violent years of the black migration out of the postbellum South; the frightening rise of the Ku Klux Klan; the Great Depression; two world wars; and the African-American revolution that took place in our courtrooms and in our streets – are magnificently portrayed within the context of Justice Marshall's unrelenting mission to fulfill the promise of equal justice for every American.

Until his death in September 2000, Carl T. Rowan was one of America's most distinguished journalists as well as a Peabody and Emmy-winning columnist and television and radio commentator. His many celebrated books include Breaking Barriers and The Coming Race War in America.