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“A great teacher is one who seizes on every great teaching moment to explain and educate. Charles Ogletree is such a teacher. He has seized on the very public arrest of Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates to teach Americans important lessons about the Constitution, the continuing relevance of race in America and the ease with which an incident can escalate into a major event. Ogletree was there, knows all the participants and has written a brilliant book from which all Americans can learn. ” ―Alan Dershowitz, author of Trials of Zion
“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
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.
Great read, got a chance to meet, listen to him and get autographed.Published 10 days ago by Valarie Chrispin
Dr. Henry Louis Gates. Jr. and the others, who lend their accounts of the injustices performed against them, are lucky they lived to tell. Sadly, Michael Brown did not.Published 12 months ago by ruth
I am an Australian who has lived a very white life. The number of black people I've known is less than 10 but the possibility that I would not instantly realise that Professor... Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Thomas R. Gubler
Professor Gates was NOT arrested for "breaking into his own home" as this book FALSELY alleges. He was arrested for arguing and talking back (being "disorderly") to the police... Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by Elizabeth Dudley
I received the book in good shape and in an expedient process. It was just what I expected to find. I appreciate the quality involved.Published on May 6, 2012 by WizardG
I like a book that speaks to me & my own life & Mr.Ogletree hit the nail on the head with The Presumption of Guilt. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Hennsey
This was an eye opening book regarding law enforcement and race.
I highly recommend reading this book and sharing it with friends or a book club and start a discussion about... Read more
The concept - use the indefensible arrest of Professor Gates as a metaphor for the system-wide bias in the criminal justice system that today incarcerates Blacks at an enormously... Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Robert M. Hill