The Presumption of Guilt is both informative and instructive. Informative because it provides a very accurate description of the events of that day and instructive because it identifies the critical areas which must be addressed in order to prevent racial profiling and other disparities in the criminal justice system. (Ronald E. Hampton, Executive Director, National Black Police Association)
Charles Ogletree possesses one of the most brilliant legal minds in American culture and here he bridges the ivory tower academy and the messy world in a rare and unique manner. Don't miss this book. (Cornel West, Princeton University)
A bold and original analysis...reveals how the great reforms once promised by this landmark decision were systematically undermined. (Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Ogletree's All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half Century of Brown vs. Board of Education)
A remarkable and very readable account of one young man's coming of age during the civil rights movement....A 'must read.' (John Hope Franklin, Professor of History Emeritus, Duke University, Author of From Slavery to Freedom on Ogletree's All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half Century of Brown vs. Board of Education)
About the Author
Charles Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at the law school. He is the author of four books on race and the law, including the critically acclaimed All Deliberate Speed, and has received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine. In the immediate aftermath of the Crowley-Gates incident, Ogletree acted not only as counsel to professor Gates but continues to be special counsel to President Obama and advisor on police behavior to both Harvard University and the City of Cambridge.