Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist

Item # 159165.

By Amina Hassan, Ph.D.

Loren Miller was one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s and successfully fought discrimination in housing and education. Alongside Thurgood Marshall, Miller argued two landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, whose decisions effectively abolished racially restrictive housing covenants. One of these cases, Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), is taught in nearly every American law school today.

Later, the two men played key roles in Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools. This book recovers this remarkable figure from the margins of history and for the first time fully reveals his life for what it was: an extraordinary American story and a critical chapter in the annals of racial justice. Hardbound: 312 pp.

To read more about how Loren Miller’s work relates to the Japanese American community check out this article on Discover Nikkei. http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2017/7/25/6790/

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