August 16, 2013
Pitt Law Professor David Garrow reviewed The March on Washington
by William P. Jones for the New York Times Sunday Book Review
. The civil rights history book by Jones, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, follows the path of A. Philip Randolph, the head of the March on Washington movement. A tireless civil rights leader and union activist, Randolph delivered the opening speech on Aug. 28, 1963 at the groundbreaking March on Washington.
In his review titled "The Long March," Garrow writes that Jones's most valuable contribution in The March on Washington is in "detailing the activities of black trade unionists, women as well as men, as they fought employment discrimination across the postwar decades."
David Garrow's biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bearing the Cross, won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. He has taught at Pitt Law since 2011 and is currently completing research on a pre-presidential biography of Barack Obama.
Read the book review on the NYT website
or in print in Sunday's edition of the New York Times