Books: Non-Fiction

Mighty Justice (Young Readers’ Edition): The Untold Story of Civil Rights Trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Book — Non-fiction. By Katie McCabe and Jabari Asim. 2020. 208 pages.
A young readers’ adaptation of Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights, the memoir of activist lawyer Dovey Johnson Roundtree.

Time Periods: 1945, 1961
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial Identity, Women's History

Mighty Justice Book CoverRaised in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the height of Jim Crow, Dovey Johnson Roundtree felt the sting of inequality at an early age and made a point to speak up for justice.

She was one of the first Black women to break the racial and gender barriers in the U.S. Army; a fierce attorney in the segregated courtrooms of Washington, DC; and a minister in the AME church, where women had never before been ordained as clergy.

In 1955, Roundtree won a landmark bus desegregation case that eventually helped end “separate but equal” and dismantle Jim Crow laws across the South. [Publisher’s summary]

ISBN: 9781250229007 | Roaring Brook Press