Mighty Justice: The Untold Story of Civil Rights Trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree (Young Readers' Edition)
A young reader's adaptation of Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights, the memoir of activist and trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree.
Before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and before the young Freedom Riders rode into Montgomery, there was Dovey Johnson Roundtree, a black woman who made astonishing strides in the military, church, and courtroom during the Civil Rights Movement.
There are figures of the Civil Rights Movements who are still unknown to us—men and women who worked hard behind the scenes to make great change in America. One such woman was Dovey Johnson Roundtree, a trailblazing lawyer, minister, and army veteran who fought passionately for the rights of African Americans. Raised in Charlotte, NC, during the Jim Crow era, Dovey learned the face of inequality early in life and always moved toward justice. Made with the full support of the Dovey Roundtree Estate, this book brings her inspiring story to life.
Author’s note. Discussion questions. Important civil rights cases. Further reading. Index. Black-and-white photographs.
JLG Release: Mar 2021
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9" x 6"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: General
Dovey Johnson Roundtree (1914-2018), Black Americans, African Americans, Women lawyers, Law and legislation, Prejudice, Racism, Civil rights movements, Charlotte, North Carolina, Twentieth-century US history,