Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather s Son is the story of one of America s most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words.Thomas was born in rural Georgia on June 23, 1948, into a life marked by poverty and hunger His parents divorced when Thomas was still a baby, and his father moved noProvocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather s Son is the story of one of America s most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words.Thomas was born in rural Georgia on June 23, 1948, into a life marked by poverty and hunger His parents divorced when Thomas was still a baby, and his father moved north to Philadelphia, leaving his young mother to raise him and his brother and sister on the ten dollars a week she earned as a maid At age seven, Thomas and his six year old brother were sent to live with his mother s father, Myers Anderson, and her stepmother in their Savannah home It was a move that would forever change Thomas s life.His grandfather, whom he called Daddy, was a black man with a strict work ethic, trying to raise a family in the years of Jim Crow Thomas witnessed his grandparents steadfastness despite injustices, their hopefulness despite bigotry, and their deep love for their country His own quiet ambition would propel him to Holy Cross and Yale Law School, and eventually despite a bitter, highly contested public confirmation to the highest court in the land In this candid and deeply moving memoir, a quintessential American tale of hardship and grit, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time, and pays homage to the man who made it possible.Intimately and eloquently, Thomas speaks out, revealing the pieces of his life he holds dear, detailing the suffering and injustices he has overcome, including the acrimonious and polarizing Senate hearing involving a former aide, Anita Hill, and the depression and despair it created in his own life and the lives of those closest to him My Grandfather s Son is the story of a determined man whose faith, courage, and perseverance inspired him to rise up against all odds and achieve his dreams.
My Grandfather s Son Provocative inspiring and unflinchingly honest My Grandfather s Son is the story of one of America s most remarkable and controversial leaders Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas told in his ow
Title: My Grandfather's Son
Author: Clarence Thomas
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Clarence Thomas is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, having served since 1991 Justice Thomas is the second African American to serve on the nation s highest court, after Justice Thurgood Marshall, whom he succeeded.Thomas grew up in Georgia, and graduated from college and law school in New England In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri primarily handling tax matters , and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Missouri Senator John Danforth, and in 1981 was appointed as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S Department of Education The following year, Thomas became Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which position he served for eight years until joining the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1990.Nominated to the Supreme Court by President George H W Bush in 1991, Thomas s confirmation hearings were bitter and intensely fought.Since joining the Court, Thomas has taken an originalist approach to judging, seeking to uphold what he sees as the original meaning of the Constitution and statutes Moreover, he has often approached federalism issues in a way that limits the federal government s power and expands power of state and local governments, while his opinions have generally supported a strong executive within the federal government.