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Monday, February 27 - 6:00 PM


Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.


Feb 27 | Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter

She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s ? and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male.

Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter’s grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s, her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who ? together with his friend Dashiell Hammett ? would go to prison during the McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed.

 

 

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Location

7487 Fulton Drive NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Event Type
Senior Citizen
Club

Organization

Stark Library

Date / Time

Monday, February 27, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact

Name:
Jackson Community Branch
Phone:
(330) 833-1010
Email:
jackson@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/7492519