Mighty Justice (young reader edition) by Dovey Johnson Roundtree
Young Reader Edition
Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the height of Jim Crow,
Dovey Johnson Roundtree felt the sting of inequality at an early age and
made a point to speak up for justice. She was one of the first Black
women to break the racial and gender barriers in the US Army; a fierce
attorney in the segregated courtrooms of Washington, DC; and a minister
in the AME church, where women had never before been ordained as clergy.
In 1955, Roundtree won a landmark bus desegregation case that
eventually helped end “separate but equal” and dismantle Jim Crow laws
across the South.
Developed with the full support of the Dovey
Johnson Roundtree Educational Trust and adapted from her memoir, this
book brings her inspiring, important story and voice to life.