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A More Noble Cause: A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil by Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud PDF

By Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud

during the decades-long criminal conflict to finish segregation, discrimination, and disfranchisement, legal professional Alexander Pierre Tureaud was once some of the most influential figures in Louisiana’s courts. A extra Noble reason provides either the strong tale of 1 man’s lifelong conflict for racial justice and the very own biography of a black specialist and his kinfolk within the Jim Crow–era Louisiana.

During a profession that spanned greater than 40 years, A. P. Tureaud was once from time to time the one frequently working towards black lawyer in Louisiana. From his base in New Orleans, the civil rights pioneer fought effectively to procure equivalent pay for Louisiana’s black lecturers, to desegregate public lodgings, faculties, and buses, and for vote casting rights of certified black citizens. Tureaud’s paintings, besides that of dozens of different African American legal professionals, shaped a part of a bigger felony conflict that finally overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. splendid court docket selection that legalized racial segregation.

This intimate account, in accordance with greater than 20 years of analysis into the attorney’s astonishing criminal and civil rights profession in addition to his group paintings, bargains the 1st full-length research of Tureaud. An energetic organizer of civic and balloting leagues, a pace-setter within the NAACP, a countrywide recommend of the Knights of Peter Claver—a fraternal order of black Catholics—and a revered political energy dealer and social strength as a Democrat and member of the Autocrat membership and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Tureaud labored tirelessly in the nation and for all these the ultimate rights.

Both an engrossing tale of a key felony, political, and neighborhood 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 heritage, A extra Noble reason presents perception into Tureaud’s public struggles and private triumphs, supplying readers a candid account of a awesome champion of racial equality.

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