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The Judge: The Life and Opinions of Alabamaís Frank M. Johnson, Jr.

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges
Format: Trade Cloth, 320 pages
Pub Date: 2007 Spring
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-158-3
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led the black drive for civil rights, but the changes he sought came largely in legal opinions issues by federal judges. Foremost of these was Frank Minis Johnson, Jr., of Montgomery, Alabama, who presided over some of the most emotional hearings and trials of the rights movementóhearings brimming with dramatic and poignant testimony from the black people who cried out for the freedoms that are the legacy of all Americans. Beginning with Judge Johnsonís coming-of-age in the hill country of Winston County, Alabama, this book covers many of his notable cases: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom Rides, school desegregation, the Selma-to-Montgomery march, and the night-rider slaying of Viola Liuzzo, as well as Johnsonís work for prisoners, women, and the mentally ill. Much of the book is comprised of interviews and direct quotes from Johnson himself, making this recounting of Judge Johnsonís life dynamically autobiographical. Includes a new introduction and afterward by the author, Frank Sikora.

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