In this excerpt from the late civil rights lawyer Dovey Johnson Roundtree’s memoir, we learn about her early brush with Jim Crow

A lawyer and unsung hero of the civil rights movement, Dovey Johnson Roundtree successfully helped desegregate interstate bus travel in 1955. She famously defended Raymond Crump Jr., a Black man, against charges that he’d murdered a White socialite named Mary Pinchot Meyer. Roundtree was also one of the first commissioned…

Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe

Dovey Roundtree was a civil rights attorney and minister. She co-wrote Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights with National Magazine Award winner Katie McCabe.

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