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Mighty Justice

My Life in Civil Rights

by Dovey Johnson Roundtree , Katie McCabe

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Mighty Justice by Dovey Johnson Roundtree , Katie McCabe
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    Nov 2019, 304 pages

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This memoir chronicles the fascinating life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree, a civil rights attorney whose legal victories include the first major win against segregated transportation in the Jim Crow South.

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Dovey Johnson Roundtree was one of two lawyers who won the landmark case "Sarah Keys v. Carolina Bus Company," ending Jim Crow practices on interstate bus routes in the South. She experienced and fought misogyny and racism throughout her life, persevering despite periods of ill health and great grief. Ms. Roundtree took on some truly interesting cases, including the successful defense of a man accused of killing a Washington socialite (it was later revealed that the woman had been JFK's mistress) (Suzette P). In this remarkable book, the late Dovey Johnson Roundtree and her collaborator Katie McCabe present the history of the U.S. civil rights movement pre- and post-Brown v. Board of Education, in a way that helped me understand both the struggle and the U.S. Constitution. In her long, distinguished and inspiring career, she was present for the great moments we've all...

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