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Mighty justice [kit]: my life in civil rights / Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe.

Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, 1914-2018 (author.). McCabe, Katie, (author.). Jones, Tayari, (writer of foreword.).

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Summary:

"In Mighty Justice, trailblazing African American civil rights attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree recounts her inspiring life story that speaks movingly and urgently to our racially troubled times. From the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, to the segregated courtrooms of the nation's capital; from the male stronghold of the army where she broke gender and color barriers to the pulpits of churches where women had waited for years for the right to minister--in all these places, Roundtree sought justice. At a time when African American attorneys had to leave the courthouses to use the bathroom, Roundtree took on Washington's white legal establishment and prevailed, winning a 1955 landmark bus desegregation case that would help to dismantle the practice of "separate but equal" and shatter Jim Crow laws. Later, she led the vanguard of women ordained to the ministry in the AME Church in 1961, merging her law practice with her ministry to fight for families and children being destroyed by urban violence."--Amazon.com.
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Hermiston Public Library Non-Fic Area (Text) 37838000366021 Book Club Kits Book Club Kits Branch_Only_3months 09/23/2020 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 8 volumes (xii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations ; 23 cm.) ; in courier bag
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.
  • Producer: Hermiston, Oregon : Hermiston Public Library, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 2009 by The University Press of Mississippi under title: Justice older than the law : the life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree.
Includes discussion questions (pages [267]-269).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by Tayari Jones -- Walking unafraid -- Making something' of yourself -- "Pass it on" -- My America -- "Everybody's war" -- Uneasy peace -- Making war on a lie -- Taking on "The supreme court of the confederacy" -- At the threshold of justice -- Out of the darkness -- "Peer of the most powerful" -- Healing the brokenness -- Benediction.
Summary, etc.:
"In Mighty Justice, trailblazing African American civil rights attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree recounts her inspiring life story that speaks movingly and urgently to our racially troubled times. From the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, to the segregated courtrooms of the nation's capital; from the male stronghold of the army where she broke gender and color barriers to the pulpits of churches where women had waited for years for the right to minister--in all these places, Roundtree sought justice. At a time when African American attorneys had to leave the courthouses to use the bathroom, Roundtree took on Washington's white legal establishment and prevailed, winning a 1955 landmark bus desegregation case that would help to dismantle the practice of "separate but equal" and shatter Jim Crow laws. Later, she led the vanguard of women ordained to the ministry in the AME Church in 1961, merging her law practice with her ministry to fight for families and children being destroyed by urban violence."--Amazon.com.
Subject: Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, 1914-2018.
Lawyers > United States > Biography.
African American lawyers > Biography.
Women lawyers > United States > Biography.
Segregation in transportation > Law and legislation.
Segregation > Law and legislation.
United States > Race relations > History.
Civil rights > United States > History.
Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Group reading.
Genre: Book club kit.
Autobiographies.
Sound recordings.
Biographies.

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