Jim Crow and Me

Jim Crow and Me : Stories from My Life as a Civil Rights Lawyer

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Seay's memoir takes a different tack from most civil rights legal autobiographies: in a series of compact, powerful vignettes, he reveals dramatic courtroom moments; the complex personalities of segregation's victims, heroes, and oppressors; and the emotional highs and lows of using the law to seek justice where it too often had been an empty promise.In crisp, often elegant prose, Seay paints pictures of a Southern way of life that thankfully has been dismantled, with much of the dismantling by his own hands.show more

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  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 152.4 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • NewSouth
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1588381757
  • 9781588381750