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My Grandmother, the Segregated Trolley, and Me

In this excerpt from the late civil rights lawyer Dovey Johnson Roundtree’s memoir, we learn about her early brush with Jim Crow

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A lawyer and unsung hero of the civil rights movement, Dovey Johnson Roundtree successfully helped desegregate interstate bus travel in 1955. She famously defended Raymond




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Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe

Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe

Dovey Roundtree was a civil rights attorney and minister. She co-wrote Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights with National Magazine Award winner Katie McCabe.

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