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The Resource Mighty justice : my life in civil rights, Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe

Mighty justice : my life in civil rights, Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe

Label
Mighty justice : my life in civil rights
Title
Mighty justice
Title remainder
my life in civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1914-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roundtree, Dovey Johnson
Dewey number
  • 340.092
  • [B]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McCabe, Katie
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  • Roundtree, Dovey Johnson
  • Lawyers
  • African American lawyers
  • Women lawyers
  • Segregation in transportation
  • Segregation
  • United States
  • Civil rights
Label
Mighty justice : my life in civil rights, Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe
Instantiates
Publication
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 note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781604731323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1078882113
  • 689338
  • (OCoLC)1078882113
Label
Mighty justice : my life in civil rights, Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe
Publication
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 note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781604731323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1078882113
  • 689338
  • (OCoLC)1078882113
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