By Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud
During a profession that spanned greater than 40 years, A. P. Tureaud used to be from time to time the one on a regular basis practising 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, colleges, and buses, and for balloting rights of certified black citizens. Tureaud’s paintings, in addition to that of dozens of alternative African American attorneys, shaped a part of a bigger criminal conflict that at last overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. superb court docket choice that legalized racial segregation.
This intimate account, in accordance with greater than two decades of study into the attorney’s outstanding criminal and civil rights occupation in addition to his group paintings, bargains the 1st full-length examine of Tureaud. An energetic organizer of civic and balloting leagues, a pacesetter within the NAACP, a countrywide recommend 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 criminal, political, and neighborhood determine in the course of Jim Crow–era Louisiana and a revealing examine his own existence in the course of a tumultuous time in American heritage, A extra Noble reason offers perception into Tureaud’s public struggles and private triumphs, providing readers a candid account of a amazing 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