A More Noble Cause: A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil by Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud

By Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud

in the course of the decades-long felony conflict to finish segregation, discrimination, and disfranchisement, legal professional Alexander Pierre Tureaud was once essentially the most influential figures in Louisiana’s courts. A extra Noble reason offers either the strong tale of 1 man’s lifelong conflict for racial justice and the very own biography of a black specialist and his relatives within the Jim Crow–era Louisiana.

During a profession that spanned greater than 40 years, A. P. Tureaud used to be now and then the one usually working towards black legal professional in Louisiana. From his base in New Orleans, the civil rights pioneer fought effectively to procure equivalent pay for Louisiana’s black lecturers, to desegregate public lodgings, colleges, and buses, and for vote casting rights of certified black citizens. Tureaud’s paintings, in addition to that of dozens of alternative African American legal professionals, shaped a part of a bigger felony conflict that at last overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. excellent court docket determination that legalized racial segregation.

This intimate account, in accordance with greater than two decades of analysis into the attorney’s awesome criminal and civil rights occupation in addition to his group paintings, bargains the 1st full-length examine of Tureaud. An energetic organizer of civic and vote casting leagues, a pace-setter within the NAACP, a countrywide recommend of the Knights of Peter Claver—a fraternal order of black Catholics—and a revered political energy dealer and social strength as a Democrat and member of the Autocrat membership and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Tureaud labored tirelessly in the kingdom and for all these the ultimate rights.

Both an engrossing tale of a key criminal, political, and neighborhood determine in the course of Jim Crow–era Louisiana and a revealing examine his own existence in the course of a tumultuous time in American background, A extra Noble reason offers perception into Tureaud’s public struggles and private triumphs, delivering readers a candid account of a impressive champion of racial equality.

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