By Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud

ISBN-10: 0807137936

ISBN-13: 9780807137932

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 provides either the robust tale of 1 man’s lifelong conflict for racial justice and the very own biography of a black expert and his kinfolk within the Jim Crow–era Louisiana.

During a profession that spanned greater than 40 years, A. P. Tureaud was once every now and then the single frequently training 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 academics, to desegregate public lodgings, faculties, and buses, and for vote casting rights of certified black citizens. Tureaud’s paintings, in addition to that of dozens of different African American legal professionals, shaped a part of a bigger criminal conflict that finally overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. superb court docket choice that legalized racial segregation.

This intimate account, according to greater than two decades of study into the attorney’s fantastic felony and civil rights profession in addition to his group paintings, bargains the 1st full-length learn of Tureaud. An lively organizer of civic and vote casting leagues, a pace-setter within the NAACP, a countrywide suggest of the Knights of Peter Claver—a fraternal order of black Catholics—and a revered political strength 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 group determine in the course of Jim Crow–era Louisiana and a revealing examine his own lifestyles in the course of a tumultuous time in American historical past, A extra Noble reason presents perception into Tureaud’s public struggles and private triumphs, supplying readers a candid account of a extraordinary champion of racial equality.

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