Katie McCabe's Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree has been awarded the 2009 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians.
Justice Older than the Law tells the dramatic and inspiring life story of Dovey Johnson Roundtree - a groundbreaking civil rights crusader, lawyer, and ordained minister.
Praise from the award committee:
I simply loved this book. I have a proclivity for fiction and find the character “Dovey” a real, heartfelt woman whose humble beginnings reflect the progress of the race from the 1920s to the 1960s. Her matriculation at Spelman, her internal conflict entering the “middle class”, mentoring from Mary McLeod Bethune all humanize the raw emotions of thousands of early twentieth century achievers must have encountered when living the dreams of entire African American community encompassing siblings, parents, grandparents, ancestors. Kudos [to McCabe] in crafting an engaging read from the well-lived life of minister, lawyer, military officer and humanitarian Dovey.
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