Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Period of Performance

6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014

Funding Totals

$27,500.00 (approved)
$27,500.00 (awarded)

The 1967 Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings for Thurgood Marshall

FAIN: FB-57871-13

Wil Haygood
Unaffiliated independent scholar

This project explores the social and political dynamics surrounding the 1967 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Thurgood Marshall. It was a battle that pitted Southern lawmakers--who opposed Marshall--against Northern lawmakers who chapioned his nomination. Titanic figures weighed in, among senators Jim Eastland, Strom Thurmond, John Stennis, Ted Kennedy, and President Lyndon Johnson, bent on integrating the highest court with the celebrated Marshall.

Media Coverage

Wil Haygood's "Showdown" (Review)
Author(s): David Margolick
Publication: New York Times
Date: 9/14/2015
Abstract: Book review of Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America (Knopf, 2015)