Jim Crow and Me

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

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Civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr. chronicles both heartening and heartbreaking episodes of his first-hand struggle to achieve the actualization of civil rights. Tempered with wit and told with endearing humility, Seay's memoir Jim Crow and Me: Stories from My Life as a Civil Rights Lawyer gives one pause for both cultural and personal reflection. With an eloquence befitting one of Alabama's most celebrated attorneys, Seay manages to not only relay his personal struggles with much fervor and introspection, but to acknowledge, in each brief piece, the greater societal struggle in which his story is necessarily framed. Jim Crow and Me is more than just a memoir of one man's battle against injustice--it is an accessible testament to the precarious battle against civil injustice that continues even today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 152.4 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • NewSouth Books
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1588381757
  • 9781588381750

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"The tone is lively, to appeal to a broad audience--stories that "have some meaning, yet while being entertaining." For this reason it's a good book for schools and should keep the attention of young people." --Fred Lippincott, First Draft "Alabama civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay presents his memoir of practicing law during the turbulent civil rights era in Jim crow and Me: Stories From My Life As A Civil Rights Lawyer. Raised by a preacher father whom Martin Luther King Jr. himself would cite as mentor and inspiration, Seay studied hard, and was one of only ten black lawyers in all of Alabama when he began his professional practice in 1957. His story is not a uniformly flowing narrative, but rather series of intense vignettes, evoking the power and difficulty of challenging the old order and bringing a new standard of equality ot America as a whole and the South in particular Highly recommended." --Midwest Book Reviewshow more

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