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Black Women in American Legal History

March 1, 2012

Our current display, “Black Women in American Legal History” celebrates both Black History and Women’s History months.  The display honors Rosa Parks and Dovey Johnson Roundtree for their contributions to the civil rights movement in America.  The display also contains a number of works that discuss black women’s role in U.S. legal history, such as:  

Colored amazons : crime, violence, and Black women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910 / Kali N. Gross

Fighting words : black women and the search for justice / Patricia Hill Collins 

From visible invisibility to visibly successful : success strategies for law firms and women of color in law firms / ABA Commission on Women in the Profession ; prepared for the Commission by Arin N. Reeves 

Gender and Jim Crow : women and the politics of white supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 / Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Justice older than the law : the life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree / Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Rebels in law : voices in history of Black women lawyers / edited by J. Clay Smith Jr.  

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