By Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud
During a occupation that spanned greater than 40 years, A. P. Tureaud was once now and then the one usually training black lawyer in Louisiana. From his base in New Orleans, the civil rights pioneer fought effectively to acquire equivalent pay for Louisiana’s black lecturers, to desegregate public lodgings, colleges, and buses, and for vote casting rights of certified black citizens. Tureaud’s paintings, besides that of dozens of different African American attorneys, shaped a part of a bigger criminal conflict that finally overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. best court docket determination that legalized racial segregation.
This intimate account, in accordance with greater than 20 years of study into the attorney’s excellent criminal and civil rights profession in addition to his group paintings, bargains the 1st full-length learn of Tureaud. An energetic organizer of civic and vote casting leagues, a pace-setter within the NAACP, a countrywide suggest of the Knights of Peter Claver—a fraternal order of black Catholics—and a revered political strength dealer and social strength as a Democrat and member of the Autocrat membership and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Tureaud labored tirelessly in the kingdom and for all these the ultimate rights.
Both an engrossing tale of a key felony, political, and group determine in the course of Jim Crow–era Louisiana and a revealing examine his own lifestyles in the course of a tumultuous time in American background, A extra Noble reason offers perception into Tureaud’s public struggles and private triumphs, delivering readers a candid account of a notable champion of racial equality.
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A More Noble Cause: A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana by Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud