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Author Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, 1914-2018.

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

Publication Info. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2019]
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 95th Street Adult Biography  340.092 ROU    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Originally published in 2009 by The University Press of Mississippi under title: Justice older than the law : the life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
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 -- United States -- History.
Segregation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Civil rights -- United States -- History.
African American women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
Genre Autobiographies.
Added Author McCabe, Katie.
ISBN 9781616209551
1616209550
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